It features Jane Garvin, teacher of world history, geography and psychology at St. Joseph's Academy.
Jane has been an outstanding faculty advisor for Civitas for a number of years.
We are delighted to see her
receive well-deserved recognition.
Teacher Challenges her
Students with Field Trips
Jane Garvin teaches world history, geography and psychology at St. Joseph's
Academy, but the impact she
makes on her
students go beyond her
says students learn best when they become involved in the material
they're learning, so she
challenges them to take personal field trips to
observe and participate with people about whom they are learning, especially in
"Some may go to an Alzheimer's unit at a nursing home or visit a school with
kids who have disabilities," Garvin
began sponsoring a service club called Angel Outreach last spring.
the past year, more than 300 students have become members of the club.
One of the most popular activities in the club is working with Team Activities With
Special Kids at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church.
Garvin's latest plug for the needy is to raise awareness of a program called
The Invisible Children Organization
, which talks about the plight of child
soldiers in Uganda.
has invited a speaker to the school on Thursday who will talk about how children and young teens are being abducted by warlords in Uganda to be used as soldiers and be exploited in other ways.
Garvin has taught at St. Joseph's for 16 years.