She is the best person I know, all around, hands down...in all aspects of her life.
Matsik! Matsik! Matsik! She is a caring, passionate and very important team member of Nanakuli Elementary. Matsik embodies the idea of compassion. She is very personable, intelligent and has been a great friend and coworker. Matsik was a big supporter for our children here, she did numerous hours of testing and data collection to gear academics towards the needs of our students. She has moved on to a district position and is truly missed here at NES. Luckily for us she is right up the road and visits often. Jessica is a go getter with a heart of gold.
Jessica Matsik! Most students know her as Ms. Breslin..She’s a wonderful, caring, data - driven lady with a beautiful smile! I’m inspired by her everyday, she helps in all angles and supports our students as much as possible even going to watch their basketball game! Jess is definitely a life changer and has supported & continue to support my daughter Mariah from the “get go”! Thank you Jess for all your countless endless support not only for our NES students & Mariah but for ME as well!
In my decades of working in public schools, it is rare to see someone with Jess's unique talents of being able to relate to students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators, and campus visitors. She really has a talent for people: relating to them, listening actively, challenging but supporting them, and most of all developing a rapport that allows her to be quite impactful on them. I have always admired her skillset of being so helpful to so many different groups of people. LifeChanger indeed!
Jess Matsik is a truly a world changer! I have had the pleasure of knowing and working closely with Jess over the last ten years. She pours into the lives of the keiki and the adults in the Nanakuli community. Jess’ passion for data influenced the culture of Nanakuli Elementary and made all the difference. She taught me so much and holds the standards high. She once told me that a struggling school needs the best teachers, and Nanakuli has been blessed with one of the very best!! This is my first year away from Hawaii, and when i has questions concerning my new class, I knew I could call her and she would help me. And she did! Thank you Jess for all you do to make the world a better place! You truly are a life changer!!
Jessica Matsik embodies the true definition of a leader. She gains the trust and loyalty of the community by demonstrating strategic thinking, intelligence, mindfulness and pairing it with general likability. She is never too busy to stop what she is doing and help her colleagues or encourage a student at any given time. Jessica truly cares about the future of Nanakuli Elementary school and has always invested above and beyond what is within her scope of duties as an instructional coach, often working long days and following up to correspondence and administrative items with a sense of urgency during her own personal time. She has played a huge part in organizing the school and supporting her teachers so that it is what I believe to be THE model school along the Leeward coast. Thank you Jessica for touching the lives of so many with your leadership and commitment to the keiki of Nanakuli!
As an educator myself, I strongly believe " Teachers with passion inspire students". I have heard so many stories about you, your passion, your big dream of changing students' lives. You are a well deserved life changer!
Thank you for writing this beautiful description of my niece, Jessica; it was perfect.
In this world of ours, we need “Jessicas,” who wake up every day and want to change the world! So glad that you, Jessica, are doing that and have been nominated! And that you chose this profession, where you can bring your unique capacity, passion, commitment, respect for equality, intellect, and ethics to change lives, and with the support of your community. This nomination shows that to me ...
You know what matters most: that is, helping young people! You are a life changer!
With all my love,
Jessica, From the day you graduated from college you set out to be the best student advocate you could be! Your energy and enthusiasm was unstoppable! I remember when you first travelled to Hawaii to begin your career, your Dad would tell me anecdotes of the reach out you were doing to get students interested in coming to school. He said you sized things up quickly and jumped in to get it done! That's what children need.
Its obvious to everyone you have the ability to bring about positive change. Continue to put your humble heart into everything you do, Jessica!
I support your nomination for this life changer award.
So proud, she is a wonder and all those who know her, she is the real deal. Love you Jess, beautiful family. Merry Christmas kid, miss you
Congrats, Jess! You do so much for your school and students. Well deserved!