At the time of her award, Jasmine Lellock was an English language arts teacher at Randolph High School in Randolph, Massachusetts, where she was founder of the school's Shakespeare Ensemble. She also led students in a weekly improvisational theater group, founded and coached the Mock Trial Team, and supervised several other clubs. Five former students noted in their National Honor Society farewell speeches that Lellock had inspired them. Jasmine Lellock earned her Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Maryland, where she taught freshman composition and Shakespeare. She also taught interdisciplinary courses at the University of Delaware, and she served as team leader and curriculum coordinator at Newark Charter High School in Delaware. In 2013, she returned to Massachusetts to teach English at Newton South High School. She now serves as a supervising practitioner and mentor teacher for new teachers, and she directs plays for South Stage.
Ph.D. English Literature
Doctorate of English Language and Literature