R. B. Hudson Middle

R. B. Hudson Teacher of The Year

Jacqueline Peoples

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Jacqueline Peoples is a twenty-five-year veteran science teacher at R.B. Hudson Middle School, in her native home of Selma, Alabama. She is the eldest child of Jack and Ruby Minter of Sardis, Alabama. She holds a M.Ed. degree from Alabama State University and is presently completing requirements for her ED.S from Auburn University at Montgomery. Her goal is to complete her Doctorate in Administration before she retires. She started her career 25 years ago at McKenzie School in Butler County and likes to joke about how fast time flies when you are having FUN!

She is very passionate about the education of all students and believes all students can learn…just change your way of teaching in order to reach them. Over the last two decades she has witnessed many changes in science education and has stepped up to the plate in implementing science initiatives in her classroom such as Science in Motion (SIM), Alabama Math and Science Teaching Initiative (AMSTI), and Math and Science Partnership (MSP). She has been deemed by her students, colleagues, and other stakeholders as an “Out of the Box Teacher.”

Jacqueline encourages input from her students’ parents which she attributes to literally no behavior problems in her classroom.

She presently serves as Head of Science Department and enjoys assisting new teachers as needed. Her students adore her because she firmly believes that you can teach children but you must first capture their hearts…show them you CARE.

She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and volunteers her services to the youth of her church and community.

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