Janelle Martin: Freeing the Writer Within

The Write Stuff - Virginia
April 2015

As teachers under pressure from mandates and curriculum requirements, we sometimes see the developmental stages of our students become overshadowed by looming deadlines and requirements.  However, developing minds is our business, and Jennelle Martin, an 8th grade English teacher at Caroline Middle School, makes it her priority to draw out the writer in each of her students.  With an emphasis on creativity and innovation, the keys to success in her classroom are handed to those who are willing to free their minds to make room for the voice to be heard.

Photo provided by Janelle Martin