Jessica Russell

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Jessica Russell

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My name is Jessica Russell and I am from Ridgeland, SC.  I graduated from Jasper County High School in 2000 and earned my Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2004 from Voorhees College where I also minored in Chemistry.

I believe students learn science by doing science, and that my classes are a medium through which my students will learn life skills that are critical for their success in college and future careers.  As our students must be prepared to work cooperatively in a global and technological society where many of them will eventually hold jobs that do not yet exist, I emphasize critical thinking and problem solving, using our science content to develop good evidence-based reasoning and communication skills.

In short, my teaching philosophy is: Diligent, motivated students who are responsible for their own learning will become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and engaged citizens.

I look forward to working with you and your students,

Jessica Russell