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December Teacher of the Month

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:48

Jen Fong has been at Spanish Fork Junior High for the last 4 years. She teaches math though the students may be surprised to realize that she did not get all “A’s” in math when she was in school.

 She enjoys Café Rio, Red Cream Soda, a Milky Way candy bar and ice cream. 

She has been to Hawaii, Alaska and the Republic of Kiribati but Hawaii is her favorite vacation spot.  She hopes to get to Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore someday.

  She loves reading and her kids, and her favorite book, for now at least, is the Percy Jackson series.  She likes BYU (since that is where she went to college), country music, and the color purple.   She likes the movie Baby Mama and the TV show Modern Family. 

 Her teaching philosophy is that she has plenty of adult friends, so she doesn’t need a 13 year old friend.  She loves Emerson’s quote, “Finish every day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.”   Students that work to her high standards flourish and succeed in her class and in subsequent math classes.  Over 90 percent of her algebra students were proficient on the state test last year – a tribute to a truly exceptional teacher.