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2013 Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching Winner

Amador Jomuad, Secondary Math Teacher, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School

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Amador Jomuad began teaching 20 years ago in his hometown in the Philippines, before coming to the United States to teach at Anacostia Senior High School for three years and, for the last eight years, at Banneker. He has been the math department chair at his school for the past five years, working with his colleagues to facilitate data initiatives and collaborative unit planning. Mr. Jomuad has also served as one of the TI-Nspire Teacher Leaders and as a member of the Common Core Math Corps. He was recently announced as a district finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Mr. Jomuad particularly enjoys utilizing technology in his lessons to motivate and attract his students. “I love to attend professional development sessions to continuously update myself with the new trends in education and technology,” he says. “I never stop learning new ways to improve my instructional program.” By carefully designing his lessons around data-driven analysis of student performance, he can push his students to their highest levels. Principal Anita Berger applauds his accomplishments, sharing that Mr. Jomuad’s class achieved 100 percent math proficiency on the 2013 DC-CAS, the second time he has reached that milestone during his time at Banneker. Mr. Jomuad shares, “I love the thought that, as a teacher, I am an instrument to help students to reach their dreams and goals.” He has been rated Highly Effective in all four years of IMPACT evaluations.