LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Jordan Sisson

Position: Seventh Grade Math Teacher
School: Horace Mann Middle School
School District: Wausau School District
City, State: Wausau, WI

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Jordan Sisson was nominated by a family member, Kerry Jung

Ms. Sisson creates a safe space for seventh graders to solve problems.  She's a math teacher whose work was recognized when she was awarded the 2019 SPARK award for innovation in the classroom by the Wausau School Foundation.  However, her impact on her students far surpasses the curriculum.   It may best be expressed in the words of her students, who send her thank you cards for talking to them about their mental health and openly supporting the LGBTQ community. This becomes even more impressive when you learn she has only been teaching since 2015.  Ms. Sisson is an extraordinary young teacher making a difference far beyond her subject matter.  For the students who flourish in the safe space she creates, she is indeed a LifeChanger.

Comments (5)

Rob Phelps Posted over a year ago

Jordan is an asset to our school. Her dedication and work ethic to her classroom and students is top-notch. Jordan has also been an essential leader in moving our school forward in the areas of Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive teaching. I look forward to watching and working with Jordan as she continues a path to support our students.

Mang Thao Posted over a year ago

You have always been supportive of the LGBTQ community and it's great that you are being recognized for all your hard work. You bring about lots of creative and innovative learning to your students on a daily basis. You work not only to make changes in the classroom but also in our school with the committees you are on. Great job, Jordan.

Natalie Gajewski Posted over a year ago

I work with Jordan at Horace Mann and can say that she goes above and beyond to reach out to all her students. They love having her for a teacher and appreciate the safe environment she has developed in her classroom! So proud of you, Jordan!

Kathleen Schneck Posted over a year ago

Great job! I am so proud that you openly support the LGBTQ issues bringing awareness and respect. Thank you

Mark Beversdorf Posted over a year ago

Great Job Jordan! I'm proud of everything you're doing for us at Horace Mann. Keep it up!