Top Teacher--Jennifer Gadd

Jennifer Gadd
Jennifer Gadd

High school can be one of the most exciting times for a student, but it's also a time for them to make the transition to adulthood. One Bryan County teacher is helping her students do just that.

Jennifer Gadd teaches family consumer sciences at Bryan County High School in Pembroke. Her job is to teach students subjects ranging from diet and nutrition to raising a family. But she knows there is much more to it.

"I think just being a younger teacher, they feel they can come to me for advice," she said. "I take that seriously because you are a role model. They look up to you as a teacher and an individual."

Student Ashley Webster told us, "She can be a friend and also teach at the same time and I respect her as a teacher."

Gadd says it wasn't so long ago she was in high school having the same questions about life. She wants to help the students get on the right path. "When I was in high school, where they are right now, I had no idea. Stuck with my education, just want to encourage them to do the same thing."

"She respects us like one of our own kids, just really respects us," said student Stephany Ross.

"Every day I have the ability to impact a child's life, most enjoyable part of my career," she said.

Jennifer Gadd, this week's WTOC Top Teacher.

If you'd like to nominate a Top Teacher, you can download an application form here and send it to us at the station: PO Box 8086, Savannah, GA 31412, or fax it to (912) 231-9109.

Reported by: Mike Cihla, mcihla@wtoc.com