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Jeremy Powell

Jeremy Powell (SC '11)

Teacher

Westside High School
Anderson, SC

At the time of the Award, Jeremy Powell was:

Teacher
Westside High School
Anderson, SC

Subject(s) taught: Mathematics
Grade(s): 9

Biographical Information

Despite numerous recruitment offers from business and engineering firms, honor-remedial algebra and geometry teacher Jeremy Powell remains committed to his profession.

Trained in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teaching practices--including lecturing, graphic organizers and small tutoring groups (where he enlists strong students to tutor others)--Powell creates an exciting learning environment and motivates students to become lifelong math learners. He frequently connects mathematic concepts to real-world projects. Powell also teaches math at the adult evening school where he is praised for his patience and dedication.

In terms of achievement, his students outpaced the district on the geometry final exam; 85 percent passed the benchmark test. The fact that Westside is a high-need school makes the gains all the more impressive. Powell’s former students show their gratitude by visiting him at the ninth-grade academy before and after school.

Powell is National Board Certified. He serves on the Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council and trains other educators on AVID’s instructional strategies. He calls parents at the beginning of the year to tell them about positive behaviors of their child, setting the tone for the school year. He also helped create an early college magnet program for ninth-graders who want to begin earning college credit.


Jeremy Powell In The News

Anderson 5 math teacher wins national award
WMBF News  |  NBC  |  Oct 27 , 2011  |  Myrtle Beach, SC

Westside math teacher wins Milken Educator Award
The Greenville News  |  Oct 27 , 2011  |  Greenville, SC

Westside teacher wins $25,000 Milken Award
Anderson Independent Mail  |  Oct 27 , 2011  |  Anderson, SC

Anderson Teacher Honored With National Award
WSPA  |  CBS  |  Oct 27 , 2011  |  Spartanburg, SC


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