Matt Jones Department Chair 847-395-7907 email@example.com Notes What ‘Ignite passion and discovery in every student’ Means to Me The District Mission Statement reminds me every day that it is my duty to ignite educational passion in my students by developing lessons and instruction that is meaningful, relevant, and student-centered. A Teachable Moment I will never forgot the moment that I stepped into Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain. Living abroad taught me so much about other cultures, but also about myself. I gained perspective on what it is like to be different and foreign. I bettered my Spanish everyday, but more than anything else, I bettered myself.