How long have you been a substitute teacher? This is my first year.

Why did you choose education as a career?I just kind of fell into education after I graduated with a degree in art. I began teaching after-school programs and just really fell in love with working with kids. Every day it’s something new.

What is your fondest memory of a substitute teacher? One time, I covered as a yoga teacher for the Pre-K kids at my current school. We decided, instead, to have a GoNoodle dance party! There’s just something about watching small bodies learn choreography and sing “All I Eat is Pizza” that’s just really precious.

Why is being a substitute teacher important? Subs are so important because we really hold down the fort while the lead teacher is away. It’s really a great way for kids to get a break in their typical routine and meet a new personality.

Would you like to share anything else? Hey, wassup, hello. My name is Jasmine. I’m a Pisces. I’m an all-around gentle soul, who loves to create. I graduated from a small art school in Portland, Oregon before moving back home to Jersey. I, then, began teaching after-school programs in NYC. Now that I’m in Philly, I spend most of my time with Kindergartners, whom I love. However, when I’m not with kids, I’m reading, taking photos, hiking with my dog or picking up heavy things at the gym!