Rhode Island 2013 Teacher of the Year – Jessica Waters

Jessica Waters

Jessica Waters has been teaching at Beacon since 2008. She currently teaches 11th grade Chemistry and 12th grade Human Anatomy and Physiology. She holds a degree in Secondary Education, Biology and Chemistry from Rhode Island College. Jessica is a member of Amgen Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program and the Rhode Island Science Teacher Association (RISTA). Mrs. Waters was named Beacon Charter High School Teacher of the Year (and one of three finalists statewide) for 2012 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. She is the participating teacher for the SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) after school program.

Mrs. Waters believes that every student should be afforded an equal opportunity at learning which inherently requires her to continuously monitor students' progress and to intervene, when necessary, at the earliest possibility to effectively promote student success. This belief requires that each student be considered as both "gifted" and of "special needs." Successfully balancing career and family, she is happily married and the proud mother of three girls.

Read more about Jessica's amazing journey to Teacher of the Year

Jessica’s State Teacher of the Year Blog

See Jessica’s schedule and travelogue as Teacher of the Year.