Jacob Boyd | Teacher | one. Program

Boyd named January 2019 COSP Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Jacob Boyd, the January 2019 Educator of the Month from San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) County Operated Schools and Programs (COSP).  Jacob began his career as a teacher with the SJCOE’s one.Program 11 years ago. Here is what Jacob has to say about his experience as an educator: 

What do you love about teaching? 
Having a positive impact on a young person’s life.

Why did you choose a career in education?
To give back and have the same positive influence my past teachers and coaches had on my life.

What is the best thing that has happened in your classroom in the past month?  
A number of students have been recently placed with peers who they have had extremely negative past experiences with. These students have gone from combatants to friends and are not only existing together but thriving.  

Who was your favorite teacher and why?
Mr. Lawrence was my eighth-grade health teacher. Mr. Lawrence was the first teacher who genuinely seemed to care about his students, how their day was going, and what their future goals were. Mr. Lawrence had a firm but very fair classroom management style that was consistent every day. I would like to think that I manage and support my students in a similar manner. 

Posted: 2/14/2019