TEACHER OF THE WEEK: David Jenkins of Lenoir County

As a graduate of East Carolina University with a BS and a Masters degree in Science Education, David Jenkins has been in the teaching profession for 23 years. Having taught in both middle and high school, Mr. Jenkins is currently a Chemistry instructor with Lenoir County Early College High School at Lenoir Community College in Kinston.

Mr. Jenkins enjoys seeking and providing opportunities for his students in the field of Science. Whether it be a tour or participation in a project, Mr. Jenkins wants his students to have firsthand experience and knowledge about the programs in Science that are available to them as they plan for their future.

Married for 23 years, Mr. Jenkins and his wife, Lisa, have a son who is a junior at Southeast Missouri State University. Mr. Jenkins enjoys going to see his favorite ice hockey team, the Carolina Hurricanes. He also enjoys traveling and spending as much time as possible with his family.

A student nominated Mr. Jenkins. She wrote: “Mr. Jenkins deeply inspires every student he comes in contact with. He is a fun-loving, happy, thoughtful, encouraging, smart, funny, person. There are not enough positive adjectives to describe my wonderful teacher. At any chance he gets he is always trying to make learning as fun as possible… Mr. Jenkins is the best teacher to go to talk about school, possible careers, science, and basically life because he always encourages all of his students to pursue their dreams… In class Mr. Jenkins makes sure that each and every student understands each concept thoroughly before he moves on. My number one inspiration is Mr. Jenkins, because he encourages everyone to always do their best!”


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