From the September 2018 issue

Teacher Spotlight: Jessica James, David Ellis Academy-West

Read on to find out more about this Redford teacher.

Brought to you by United Healthcare

Meet Jessica James, a teacher at David Ellis Academy-West in Redford.

  • Grades taught: 6-18
  • Years as teacher: 13 years
  • Favorite book as a child: Anything by Shel Silverstein & R.L Stine
  • What her class is reading: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander & Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • Reading tip: “Make reading an intentional habit! Keeping a book in your car, purse or even having a few books downloaded on your phone or tablet is key.”

Learning how to read is an important part of making good health care choices. Kids who know how to read will use this skill for the rest of their lives. The educators in Teacher Spotlight help young readers now, so they can make choices to stay healthy in the future. For more information, visit uhccommunityplan.com.

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