Name: Jackie Kowalchuk
Role: Kindergarten Teacher
School: North Augusta Elementary School
District: Aiken County Public Schools
State: South Carolina
“I believe teaching social and emotional skills is just as important as academics to help each child be the best they can be. I am finding more and more as my teaching years increase, they many children can not handle or label their emotions correctly. As early educators, we need to teach these skills in order for the children to be in control of their emotions so that they can better handle the academic load school puts on them.”
Jackie Kowalchuk is a Kindergarten teacher at North Augusta Elementary School in South Carolina. Her and her husband moved here from Wisconsin last year with their three dogs to get away from the snow and enjoy more boating and camping.