“My daughter’s favorite teacher!” “She cultivates an environment of academic success.” These statements are in praise of Wendy Eastman, a fabulous Columbia Central Junior High School math teacher. This past year, she was nominated and voted “Teacher of the Year” by her fellow junior high school teachers.
Mrs. Eastman is consistently working to advance her students to higher levels of academic achievement through careful planning and focus on increasing her student’s educational excellence. She works to motivate her students by encouraging them to exceed their expectations and their past mathematics performance. Her caring and nurturing spirit supports her students both academically and socially.
Mrs. Eastman loves being a teacher because of the junior high school learners who walk into her classroom each day. Each one of her students inspire her daily with their hard work, perseverance, and joy for learning. Mrs. Eastman’s students also encourage her with their curiosity, excitement for learning and passion for accomplishing difficult tasks. Mrs. Eastman says she is so blessed to have a job in which every day is diverse, and is so privileged to work in the satisfying, life-changing career of teaching.
Columbia teachers recognize Mrs. Eastman for her leadership in the classroom and as an important part of the school improvement efforts. For several years she coached the junior high school robotics teams and has served the district by teaching robotics during the summer to elementary students. Her enthusiasm for learning in various settings is illustrated by her ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation in her lesson plans and using teaching methods that inspire students to learn.
The Columbia School District appreciates the hard work and excellence in education provided to our students in Mrs. Eastman’s classes. The students benefit from her tenacity, educational enthusiasm, and positive ethical spirit. Mrs. Eastman is an extraordinary dedicated teacher, blessed by her various teaching gifts. She is an exemplary teacher who fosters a collaborative environment for her students through her deep passion for learning.