Teacher Feature: Jeanine Edgecombe

School: Center Point Secondary School.

Subject taught: Biology and environmental systems.

Years teaching: 12 years.

Years at school/district: One year.

College: I have a bachelor of science in biology education from Louisiana Tech University, and a master of education in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas Arlington.

Reason you chose a career in education: I started out in nursing. It was too emotional, but I loved the science aspect. I turned out to be the student who could explain things to others, and that led to teaching.

Most enjoyable part of teaching: Seeing students become engaged in activities, and succeeding.

Hardest part of teaching: The number of hours teachers have to put in.

If I could change one thing in education it would be: I would like to be able to teach for the student engagement, and overall learning, instead of for testing.

Other duties at school: I am hosting a student teacher.

Hobbies/interests: I read a little bit of everything, suspense, thrillers, romances, and mysteries. I paint with acrylics. We also travel to experience different small cities, and we toured the Rocky Mountains last summer.

Personal history: I was born and raised in Metairie, La. In Andrew Jackson Fundamental Magnet High School I was a member of the Key Club, the Beta Club, and Mu Alpha Theta. I graduated in May, 2005, and in August Hurricane Katrina hit, so my family moved to Ruston, La. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech in Ruston, then my masters from UT Arlington. In 2015 I moved to Lumberton, Texas, north of Beaumont, and taught there. In 2020 I met Jaclyn Walker online, and New Year’s Eve we had our first date at Madison's on Dowlen Road, a restaurant in Beaumont. Now we’re engaged. She’s in the wine industry, so we moved here in June of 2021, and this fall I started at Center Point. We’re looking for a venue to plan a wedding, and when we get married, I’ll also have a daughter. Adalay Walker is a second-grader here at Center Point.

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