LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Jake Hession

Position: Special Education Teacher
School: Milton High School
School District: Milton Town School District
City, State: Milton, VT

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Jake Hession was nominated by a friend, Alex White.

"Every so often, we encounter individuals who radiate passion and dedication in their chosen fields," said White. "Jake Hession, a second-year special education teacher at Milton High School, is one such individual. His unwavering commitment to the special education program has transformed the lives of the children he works with and inspired those around him. It is evident that Jake deserves to be recognized with the LifeChanger of the Year Award for his remarkable contributions to the special education program at Milton High School."

"Jake's ability to connect with his students is exceptional," said White. "He understands that each child is unique and requires an individualized approach to learning. Jake employs creative and innovative teaching techniques that cater to his students' specific needs. Whether he's adapting lesson plans, utilizing assistive technologies, or providing emotional support, Jake consistently finds ways to ensure that every child can reach their full potential."

"In the special education program at Milton High School, Jake has successfully fostered a nurturing and inclusive environment," said White. "He emphasizes the importance of acceptance and diversity, teaching his students academic skills and life skills that will serve them well beyond the classroom. All of Jake's classrooms are places where students feel safe, valued, and empowered to overcome challenges."

"Jake's impact extends beyond his students; he inspires his colleagues and peers to become better educators," said White. "His enthusiasm and dedication are contagious, motivating others to invest more in their teaching and go the extra mile to make a difference. Jake's ability to inspire benefits his immediate students and the educational community as a whole."

"Jake Hession's remarkable dedication, innovative teaching methods, and advocacy for special education have had a profound and lasting impact on the lives of the children he works with at Milton High School. He embodies the qualities of a true LifeChanger, and his contributions deserve recognition through the LifeChanger of the Year Award. Jake Hession is not only an outstanding teacher but also an exceptional human being who has dedicated his career to making the world a better place for children with special needs," said White.

Comments (1)

Alex White Posted 16 days ago

I am honored to be a part of your life Jake, and I hope you know I nominated you for this award because I truly believe in the difference you make in these children's lives through hard work and dedication. Your impact stretches above and beyond the classroom.