"Jesse, you really are so wonderful with Jake and working with kids. It was so nice to be in the background peeking in on your magic..." -Kristen M, parent
"Jesse had a terrific first session with Ellie. He put her at ease immediately so she was in the right "state of mind" to learn. We've asked him to work with her twice a week..."
-Carol R, parent
"Dear [Assistant Principal]:
I am enclosing a response I got from Jesse Neuman. Wow.. I am totally impressed. He spent a lot of time writing this very thoughtful and insightful response. More to the point, this reflects his overall approach with our child (and presumably with allothers as well). Here is a young man who really needs to be complimented ! The school is really lucky to have him." -Sanat K, parent
“You truly provide both a safe and fun learning environment—a tough task!—while also upholding high expectations. Your classroom management is outstanding and your love and respect for the kids, the school, and for learning are exemplary. Your fun and creative spirit also makes learning exciting for the kids. You are an excellent teacher for many reasons, especially because you see students as wholistic individuals, not statistics. Thanks for affirming all facets of Robin's success, and for all of your efforts.” -Greg F, parent
“I can't tell you how excited I am that you are Julia’s teacher. It feels very refreshing this year, and the proof is in her eyes. She came home on Friday and said 'I love math! ’. I never thought I would hear those words!” -Carla R, parent
"Jake told us that YOU talked him into playing basketball!! He has adamantly resisted any organized sports for the past 2 years so we are so thrilled that he's engaged again. Thanks Coach, for getting him to cross that line - we so much appreciate your support !!!" -Sandra L, parent
"I have wanted to write to you since last night, but didn't know where to begin. I don't think William has ever been happier in his life than performing in yesterday's concert. Thank you for giving him that unforgettable experience...and for being such a words fail me teacher. You know we were going to transfer to another school but you came so highly recommended that I changed my mind....and SO GLAD I did. He has grown and matured so much this year."
-Linda C, parent
“One of your kids was overheard in the hallway saying that they wanted the weekend to be over already so that they could be back in school!” -David D, teacher
"I just wanted you to know that Alex worked really hard this summer and saved up most of his money. He paid for half of the guitar and is quite excited about starting lessons in the fall." -Jennifer M, parent
"Your students’ presentation was phenomenal! Children had been working on this for quite awhile and it took on its own life. The fact that students had been talking about it and really took ownership is a great compliment to you all! Nice work.” -Sergio A, administrator
"What a great project...Mark was very engaged last night to have us vote for candidate A or Z and see where we landed on the issues. It turns out we had some different scores amongst the three of us and he started talking about some discussions he had in class with other kids abouttheir opinions... It fostered a great dialogue.
-Christine C, parent
"It was widely known that Jesse's students made very strong academic progress. Jesse also put his copious musical talents to work as a classroom teacher. His students loved and valued Jesse's class for its vibrant inter-disciplinary approach, caring guidance, and high academic standards." -Peter R, teacher
"Your class assembly was wonderful! --a girl in my class turned to me at the end and said "Wasn't that great?! I hope it's not over...' " -Dinah H, teacher