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Exit Interview: Mrs. Jackie Whitney

It is the end of the school year which means that we will soon have to say goodbye to a few of our favorite teachers. This year, 17 middle school teachers are leaving and over the next 15 school days, The Direct Message will post an ‘Exit Interview’ that we conducted with each of these educators. Check out all the Exit Interviews by clicking here: Exit Interviews


Mrs. Jackie Whitney

3 Years at AES: 2014-2017

Next Stop: Bucharest, Romania – International School of Bucharest

Courses Taught: Humanities EAL, Humanities 8, 5th Grade EAL Support

What will you miss most about AES?

“I will definitely miss my students and my classes, and the model of teaching humanities every day, because you build a stronger connection in the classroom.”

What is the best part about being a teacher at AES?

“Tiger’s Den iced lattes when the sun hangs overhead in May.”

What are your plans for next year and what are your thoughts about this next step?

“I will be running through the autumn leaves in the fall and ski on the weekends in the winter.”

How do you hope your students and colleagues will remember you?

“With laughter and smiles…”

What message would you like to leave for the community at AES?

“Be kind, and be curious.”


What the Students had to Say:


Siddhant Vasudevan, eighth grader

What will you remember about Mrs. Whitney?

I will be remember her because of the great Donald Trump rants that she had with us.

Lola Gupta, eighth grader

What is the most memorable moment you had with Mrs. Whitney?

When it was the day before Christmas break, and Ms. Whitney recorded Ayman being silly and posted it on twitter.

Ayman Rashid, eighth grader

What is unique about Mrs. Whitney?

She is sarcastic in her own unique and appropriate way.

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