Jennifer Mabe to lead math department starting July 1

Jennifer Mabe looks forward to joining JPII on July 1 to teach math and develop meaningful mentor relationships with Saints. She has a diverse teaching background which includes the traditional setting for seven years at J.H. Rose High School (co-department chair), Pitt County School Early College High School (department chair), Greenville Learning Center, and then three years as an online math instructor for Pitt County Schools Virtual Academy and North Carolina Virtual Public Schools. She has taught Math I, II, III, and IV as well as Discrete Math.

Mabe believes that it is her job, as a teacher, to create an environment where students want to learn and where they can be actively involved in the learning process. “I REALLY enjoy turning students’ opinions of math class from ‘ugggghhh, math is next’ to ‘yessss, math is next!’ Watching students smile (even through masks) when they get their first taste of success in the math classroom encourages me to be the best teacher possible!” She believes that making math relevant to students and providing multiple opportunities for inquiry-based lessons allows students to “own” their education. “High school is an important time in the life of a young adult, and helping them grow as individuals and achieve their academic goals gives me great satisfaction,” she said.

Mabe has degrees in both communication and secondary mathematics education from East Carolina University. In her free time she and her husband enjoy watching their three children play PGSA soccer and recreational baseball. She also enjoys baking goodies for friends and leading inductive Bible studies.