Christine Jacobs (M.T. ’01 Spec Ed) , a math teacher at Jack Jouette Middle School, was featured in Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Meet Your Educator series: “The most common misconception about my job is that I am a saint for teaching middle school. All too often people say, “You must have so much patience” or “Wow, I could never do that.” But I love it! I find adolescents to be at such a critical developmental age where all they want is for people to listen. They have the same needs as you or me. They are open, warm, funny and enjoyable to be around. I don’t consider myself a saint, I consider myself lucky. They teach me something everyday about patience, persistence and empathy.” Read more.