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Jeb Dickerson

Hello Trailside Families,

My name is Jeb Dickerson and I'm excited to be part of this fantastic learning community. I spent my first 6 years of teaching at the high school level in North San Diego County (California).

In terms of traditional teaching, I've taught Global studies, World History, US History (as well as APUSH) and Government/Economics. 

From a less traditional perspective, I was part of a small team of teachers who piloted our Personal Learning Acadamy (PLA) at Vista High School, which was our early effort to support underserved students in our district by exploring personal learning in great depth and working to apply PL strategies and approaches in a large, comprehensive, neighborhood high school.

I also helped develop a new course geared toward 9th graders called The Challenge Class. At its core, this class was about teaching students how to learn. We helped students develop competency around the process of learning by teaching them the Challenge Based Learning Framework which they could then use to pursue the learning that mattered most to them.

This is the background I bring with me to TMS and I think it positions me well to help your students become thinkers rather than simply compliant rule followers. My classroom is a true collaboration and my expecation is that students accept the responsibility of designing their learning experiences. Not alone, but with me, and with their peers, and I'm confident that if they will, they'll head off to high school (and beyond) with the confidence they need to make truly meaningful contributions to the world...and not a moment too soon.

These are the goals, and we'll work hard every day to realize them. Please reach out any time if there's something I can help you with.


Mr. Dickerson

Welcome Video  


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