Jennifer Semiday – Peer Exchange & Development

PED: Inspirational teachers who work across the school helping raise standards of teaching and learning through teach-meets, developmental observations, learning trios, learning duos and coaching of staff.

Semiday, Jennifer JS8x

Teacher of English

School Profile

In 2004, I began my career through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program and received an AmeriCorps grant for exemplary performance in an underserved community. During my time with the NYCTF, I taught grades 9-12 and provided literacy support to English Language Learners. I also mentored new and underperforming staff and designed curriculum for Years 11-12 and Advanced Placement English. Upon completion of the NYCTF Program I received a MA in Education and Full Tenure standing in the New York City Department of Education. After my time with the NYCTF, I became certified in International Baccalaureate and taught at one of New York City’s most successful public high schools. I designed curriculum for grades 9-10 and aligned course materials with IB and Common Core Standards. I also began a MA in Urban Affairs and Public Policy at Hunter College. In 2013, I relocated to the UK to complete an MSc in Social Policy at the London School of Economics. I completed my MSc in 2014 and began teaching at Arts & Media School in January 2015. In addition to my work at AMSI, I work as a private specialty tutor for the International Baccalaureate. I have also served in an advisory capacity on several large public sector policy research projects.

Is there anything else you’d like to do?

Develop Leadership Skills, design work schemes and other materials to support educators.

Is there other training you’d like to do?

GCSE, Teaching Shakespeare

Do you have other suggestions for what the PED team ought to be leading on?

Consistency of expectations across the school, literacy support across various subjects.




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