Humans of Archer
Jerilyn Joel, Science Teacher
"I started my teaching career in the Bronx, New York as a teaching fellow at a high-need school. While those three years were rewarding, Archer showed me what teaching can be. When I first came to Archer, I considered it the Disneyland of teaching. I am happy to say that’s still true nine years later! My students take on every challenge with joy and ambition, and I am able to develop curriculum that I am passionate about and that challenges them. Seven years ago, I wanted to provide a space for my Middle School students to apply the scientific method to independent research. This idea sparked the Middle School’s Lil Science Inquiry Symposium, or Lil SIS. It is exciting to see students take risks and explore science with no rulebook guiding their way. Three years ago, we decided to take our girls’ research outside Archer’s walls and began to showcase it at the L.A. County Science Fair. We have brought home wins every year since, and have gone on to win the California State Science Fair. As STEM Coordinator, I am excited to support both Middle and Upper School students in their scientific endeavors."
My students take on every challenge with joy and ambition, and I am able to develop curriculum that I am passionate about and that challenges them.
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs.
The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.