My name is Jan Cooper and I have been with the Saugus Union School District for over seventeen years. I started out as a substitute teacher, then taught G.A.T.E students, 3 – 6th grade and then became a full time classroom teacher.
I enjoy teaching and love being with the children. I believe that learning
can be fun and every day I am excited to see the students enjoy learning as
I feel strongly about the importance of parent-teacher communication. We are working together, as a team, for the benefit of your child. Our mutual goal
is to enhance your child’s learning experience. The best way to reach me is through Class Dojo. My email address is JCooper@saugususd.org. I check email before school and after school before I leave for the day.
I believe that students achieve greater success through positive reinforcement. Students earn verbal praise, high fives and also “Terrific Tickets”. As a class, when they exhibit scholarly behavior, they earn “Scholar Rocks”. I am also encouraging team building and they earn table
points for working together and showing group scholarly behavior.
On a more personal note, I have two sons who went to school and graduated
from SUSD. I tell you this because I want you to know that I understand what
it is to be a parent. I have been in the position where a child will come to
me at 9:00 at night and tell me that something is due the next day (something
that requires me to get into the car and drive all over town trying to find).
I have been to the baseball games that go on FOREVER and my child is too
tired for homework and tired the next day. I have seen a child struggle with
his handwriting and finally, after tears and practice, receive an award for
improved penmanship. I have sworn that I will NOT help the child who put off
and put off (after repeated reminders and much much nagging) his State Report
research and writing and then found myself typing it up at midnight so that he
would get a decent grade. So, I have been there and I can put on my parent
hat for you because I know how much you love your child and you wonder if I
see the beauty and specialness that makes your child who they are. Trust me.
I am excited about working with your children and being part of their
LEARNING IS MY SUPERPOWER!!