Unsung Hero: Janice Regan

Besides being my mother, Janice has an amazing way of connecting with her students and helping them see the best parts of themselves.

She helps students who struggle in her class (math) see that they can do the work if they are willing to put in hard work themselves. She does not give up on her students and goes above and beyond to serve them.

As a child, I can remember her collecting clothing for students who were in need and providing them with materials for the classroom when their families weren’t able to.

She is always respectful to her students even when they do not show her the same respect; and, because of that, students who are not even her students know her to be fair and a great teacher!

There are many times we are out and about and old students come up to thank her for all she did for them.

She is the reason I became a teacher.

She showed me how amazing it is to teach and the possibilities that lie within this field. I could truly not ask for a better mother or mentor!

Janice Regan (L) with daughter Caitlin Regan (R)

What are 5 characteristics or qualities that make Janice an outstanding educator?

  1. Fair
  2. Caring
  3. Generous
  4. Respectful
  5. Selfless

Janice Regan, Teacher at Sampson G. Smith School, is being recognized by her daughter, Caitlin Regan (Seton Hall University).

Click the above image for more information about Unsung Hero Week 2017.

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