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Jenny Leist

Jenny Leist (IN '95)

Teacher

Nathaniel Scribner Junior High School
New Albany, IN

Subject(s) taught: English/Language Arts
Grade(s): 7

At the time of the Award, Jenny Leist was:

Teacher
Nathaniel Scribner Junior High School
New Albany, IN

Subject(s) taught: English/Language Arts
Grade(s): 7


Biographical Information

"My students have motivated me to remain an educator," says Jenny Leist, who teaches language arts to seventh-graders at Nathaniel Scribner Junior High in Albany. A member of her school's pilot team, Ms. Leist is currently collaborating in a school-wide effort to successfully complete the transition from a traditional junior high school to a student-centered middle school. Ms. Leist has also been active in the creation of programs that address specific adolescent development issues. She has helped design and implement her school's At-Risk Student Development program, as well as the A.S.A.P.=Success (Attitude, Self-Awareness and Pride Equals Success) after-school program. Both of these programs monitor, foster and reward personal and academic development. To reverse a trend of violent behavior among students, Ms. Leist is committed to creating safe strategies for conflict resolution.



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