My name is Jennifer Jawicki, and I have been at St. Giles for almost 5 years. I teach sixth grade ELA, Social Studies, and Religion. One of the reasons why teaching at St. Giles is a blessing is because the faith-centered community is a welcoming place for teachers, students, and parents to gather and celebrate weekly mass as well as discuss why faith is such an integral part of our values. My philosophy of education is grounded in the encouragement of students to take ownership of their own learning by asking questions and bringing their curiosity to the classroom. While encouraging students to seek knowledge, I believe it is vital that students feel inspired and encouraged to share what they are wondering and feeling every day in a supportive gathering place like St. Giles.