LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Jacqueline Sanders

Position: Fourth Grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher
School: Edisto Elementary School
School District: OCSD4
City, State: Orangeburg, SC

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Jacqueline Sanders' nominator wishes to remain anonymous.

Ms. Sanders is the epitome of a LifeChanger. Her passion to push students to realize and pursue their potential is infectious. She serves faithfully inside and outside of the classroom.

She initiated and runs the Sister's Keepers program for the girls of Edisto Elementary. As part of this program, both the at-risk students and high achievers are given opportunities to engage in and experience events that they may not have been able to on their own. These events can help students ignite faith and hope in themselves and their ability to be anything they want to  be.  

"Years ago, as one of the newer and younger teachers at Edisto Elementary School, Jacqueline set herself apart as a teacher who 'does not play' with students who attempt to disrupt the environment and education of others," said her nominator. "Other teachers often send their most challenging students to Ms. Sanders to handle and correct, which she sternly and lovingly loves to do."

In spite of her personal demands as the mother of an infant, Ms. Sanders makes time to serve as cheerleading coach for the middle school cheerleaders and uses this as another opportunity to enrich the lives of young girls. They enjoy and respect her, and are inspired to live up to her example of excellence. She laughs with them, encourages them, and pushes them forward.

Ms. Sanders also offers her personal time and resources to troubled students who she sees a light in, but who may not yet see the light in themselves.  She checks on some former students long after they've passed the grade she teaches, using her own budget to present them with rewards to say "good job" or "Keep it up" or taking them to an event they would otherwise not attend. Quite often her efforts are unknown, but parents and guardians appreciate it and often count on her input with a child who's being difficult.

"Jacqueline Sanders demonstrates the zeal and compassion a parent only hopes to get from a teacher for their children.  Jacqueline Sanders will forever be a LifeChanger," the nominator said.



Comments (40)


Larry Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be life-changer of the year because she is such a great person. She changes her students lives everyday. I'm glad I'm in her class!

Wyatt Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders is life changer because she is a good teacher and she is nice and someone chose her for this because of that. They thought she should be it because she is nice and they thought she would represent the title good. I believe she will and I'm honored to have her in my life as my teacher.

Keshawn Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be life changer of the year because she is a great teacher to teach kids and a great life changer. She is good at many things like fashion. She dress up good and wears good clothes to Edisto. Everybody like her fashionable ideas. She is truly a great teacher.

Charley Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be the LIFE CHANGER OF THE YEAR because she is a great teacher .She is very nice. I think she is funny sometimes. She helps any one who needs it.

Tala Posted over a year ago

Miss.sanders should be the life changer of the year because she is the nicest teacher and I love Miss.Sanders as a teacher too!!! She is awesome. and she is always working to. She's is the best!

Amiya Posted over a year ago

Ms. Sanders is an life changer of the year because she is really good at ELA,Language and social studies. Even though I don't understand some of it, I know she will put all the things I don't know in my head for me to pass the 4th grade and be prepared for 5th grade. She's a really great and fun teacher and I hope she'll lead other kid's to pass the 4th grade too.

TIJERAS Posted over a year ago

Ms.Sanders is very funny and her class is lot's of fun. We do lot's of fun thing's everyday. I think she deserves a week off. She work's really hard. She has a caring heart and she is one of the best 4th grade teacher's at this school. She help's a lot and is caring. She has a lot of friends around here. She is truly loved.

Yancarlos Posted over a year ago

I think Miss.Sanders should be a life changer because she inspires me to read more and teaches me new stuff that I don't yet know. So that's why I think Miss. Sanders should be life changer of the year!

Deacon Posted over a year ago

Miss.Sanders is a very good and funny teacher she is kind to. :)

Jason Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders is and will life changer of the year to me because she is the most unique and nicest teacher. You're the best teacher that I have or ever met. She continues to achieve the goals that she has set for herself and she pushes her kids and challenges us and makes us wanna learn. She makes everything fun, she is funny, intelligent and very smart. That's why she should be the life changer of the year!

RYAN Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be the life changer of the year because she is the best teacher I have had over the years in school. Miss Sanders has taught me everything I know. She reads interesting books to us every day of the week. I have so much fun with her. Words can't describe the way she teaches us every day. This year has been the best year of my life getting to know Miss Sanders and her hard work has been life changing for me.

Caleb Posted over a year ago

You are the best teacher ever. When I need help you help me and that is why you are my life Changer.

John parker Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders is a life changer because she helps people with hard stuff like reading and more. She has great kids in her class like me. She takes the time to get to know us and work with us on what we need and I appreciate her for that.

Maliya Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Miss.Sanders I'm happy for you. You should be life changer because you deserve it. You are very good teacher and I'm glad to have you as my teacher.

TIJERAS Posted over a year ago

Ms.Sanders is a nice teacher to me because in her class it's fun she is inspiring to me we love to be in her class we do fun thing's everyday she is funny. I think she should take a break one week off to spend time with Jewel her daughter she work's really hard.

Madison Posted over a year ago

Ms.Sanders should be Life Changer Of The Year because she has a lot of potential and she is funny. She is also doing a after school club called Sisters Keepers.Ms.Sanders could do all the things in the world like grade paper ,be at home with her baby but she choose to do this after school club, and I am so Thankful for that.Ms.Sanders has good Fashion sense every time I see her she looks good,smells good,and she looks like someone who wants to change the world and I am glad to have a Teacher like her at this school. She represents EES so good.She has made good memories with all of us and touched our hearts That is why Ms.Sanders should be Life Changer Of The Year.

RYAN Posted over a year ago

Mrs.Sanders should be the life changer of the year because she is the best teacher I have had over the years of my life .Mrs Sanders has teached me every thing I know she reads interesting books to us every day a week I have so much fun with her. Words can't describe the way she teaches us every day for a year ,

Courtney Posted over a year ago

The reason why Miss Sanders is the best teacher because she is fun and funny. When we need help she gives us some help.When when we do not understand she explain to us again. She help us with words we don't know. If the work is something we don't understand, she give some assistance.Some times she give us some fun activities an that is why Miss Sanders is the best teacher.

Tykel Posted over a year ago

Why miss sanders should be Life changer of the year? Because she is nice ,funny,and kind. She is the best teacher in the world. I bet you her next 4th grade class would say the same thing. I'm glad to be in her class.

Kyshawn Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be Life Changer of the year because she is a good teacher and she also gives us snacks when we make good grades on our map test and test we do in the classroom. She cares about us even when we do what we aren't suppose to like me. But I know she cares and I try to make her proud.

Xavier Posted over a year ago

Miss sanders will be the life changer of the year because she take care of us and haves fun Friday with us. When the class be acting up she will get on them and they get back in line. We be having a good time and she will tell us to get back to work.She likes to have fun but we must be good and we must learn! She should get this award.

Armani Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders is a life changer no matter what and I love her with all my heart. She is a great teacher. She is not going to change for any one. She is a lovely lady and also she is my best friend and my teacher at the same time. She gives us snacks when we do a good job on something and we have a good job song Miss.Sanders is fun and funny. I enjoy being apart of the Sister's Keeper program that she's over. We do so many things in the program and spends time with us when she could be with her daughter. I appreciate her.

Brasia Posted over a year ago

i think Miss Sanders be a Life changer because she helps you when you need help and she will let you know what is going on in the school and the classroom. She teaches you everything you need to know and if you need help she will help you. She is the best teacher.

Michelle Posted over a year ago

Miss.Sanders should be a life changer of the year because she is joyful and love kids and care about kids that are in the class and school. She is really funny and she is even happy when we do what we are supposed to .Miss.Sanders is always wanting to help the kids that are in need and I hope that Miss.Sanders wins because she deserves it.

Zhirne Posted over a year ago

I think Miss.Sanders should be life changer of the year because she is nice, she loves to help others, and she gives us candy when we make a good grades. She is funny and that's why I think she should be life changer of the year.

Jaelynn Posted over a year ago

The reason I think Miss Sanders should be life changer of the year is because she is a great teacher. She loves each one of us,she inspires us to do better,she is not mean,she does everything to help us. When we're sick she helps us get better by sending cards to us,she spends every dime she can on us,she loves us like a mother and most of all she says we can be any thing we want to be.That is why she is a life changer to all of her kids in this classroom and every where else.

Kobe Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be life changer of the year because she is so good at her job and she help's the school as much as she can with Sister's Keeper's and so much more. That is why I thank Miss.Sanders should be life changer of the year.

Amir Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be the Life Changer of the Year because she loves each and everyone of her students equally and truly loves and cares about us. I believe that she disciplines us the right way and give us all tough love to make sure we get the best grades and always be on our best behavior.She lets us do really fun activities while learning. She does this with still having joy and smiles on her face.She makes us happy,she makes us laugh, and most of the time, she lets us get on fun activities and websites like My on, Clever, Studies weekly,Mastery connect, Accelerated reader, and Goggle classroom.I think that she should always be life changer of the year because she has changed my life.

Jesse Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be Life Changer of the Year because she is nice,kind,and she in enjoys her job and enjoys every body she meets.

Tyreonna Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be Life Changer of the Year because she is a great teacher. She is always there for us and she supports us at all times.The school loves her and so do I. Miss Sanders should be life changer of the year because she is a great person.

Jayla Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be Life Changer of the Year because she is nice to everyone and she is funny. She lets the class do fun learning games and we have fun with Miss Sanders. She is the best!

Ne'Vaeh Posted over a year ago

I think that Miss Sanders should be the Life Changer of the Year because the things that she does in our classroom for us is the best. She give us snacks when we make good grades or have great behavior. She makes sure we don't feel left out of things. She make us feel happy even if we don't. She has really changed my life.

Skylar Martin Posted over a year ago

I think Mrs sanders is helping with my shool work

Allen Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be Life Changer of the Year because she is a great teacher. She cares about me and shows my classmates and I that everyday.

Kazmir Posted over a year ago

Miss Sanders should be Life Changer of the Year because she is a good teacher and she is really funny. She is very kind and caring about us. Even though I don't do what I'm supposed to always, I know she cares even when she gets on me for doing what's not right. She is very kind to anyone she meets and she smiles a lot.and you will get along with her fast and she is very smart. I enjoy having her as a teacher.

Zhirne Posted over a year ago

I think Miss.Sanders should be Life Changer of the Year because she is nice she loves to help that why i think she sh

Amir Posted over a year ago

Mrs.Sanders should be the life changer of the year because she loves each and everyone of her students equally and truly loves and cares about us. I believe that she disciplines us the right way and give us all tough love to make sure we get the best grades and always be on our best behavior.She lets us do really fun activities and learn with still having joy and smiles on or faces.She makes us happy,she makes us l

Kameron Posted over a year ago

Miss sanders should be Life Changer of the Year because she can change your life. She is a good teacher. She gives you rewards if you do really really good.

Eartha Glover Posted over a year ago

Ms. Sanders is well qualified to be Life Changer of the year. I appreciate her genuine concern she shows for her students. You are truly walking in your calling Ms. Sanders! Continue to follow your passion..and watch the many lives you will touch. This is only the beginning.

Lisa Proveaux Posted over a year ago

Outstanding teacher and an awesome person. She has truly touched the heart of my child when she was her teacher last year.