Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Mr. Jackman

Author: Jillian Tuck
Teacher's name: Dave Jackman
Teacher's school: Perlwin Elementary

Mr. Jackman was my physical education teacher throughout my primary and elementary school days. He then became my sixth grade teacher, and has had a huge impact on my life, as I’m sure he has had on many other students.

Mr. Jackman is one of the most kind, genuine, caring, and considerate people I have ever met. His generosity extended beyond classroom hours as he stayed after class and worked on correcting schoolwork that his students were anxious to get back. He organized and often conducted after school activities for sport junkies, like myself.

Mr. Jackman was one who loved to see his students succeed. He never wanted his students to be a part of, what he called, the “good ’nuff” club. He would always strive for us to do our best and if he thought we could do better, he would give us a second chance. Looking back, I am forever grateful that I had Mr. Jackman. He helped mould me in to the person I am today. From his teachings, I learned more in my primary/elementary schooldays then what it would take some people a lifetime to learn.

Walking into Mr. Jackman’s classroom to see his welcoming smile made some of my not-so-good days as a kid, better.

Mr. Jackman was also a teacher that was there for me when my father passed away two years ago. Mr. Jackman had such an impact on my (as well as my sister’s) life that we wanted him to attend our grade twelve graduation with us since our father could not.

Mr. Jackman is one of the key components as to why I am the person I am today. I’m sure I speak for a large part of students who have spent some of their early childhood education at Perlwin Elementary.

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor

Thank-You, Mr. Jackman.

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