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Into Space with Dr. Mae Jemison

February 17, 2021 | Sossi Essajanian

“The really wonderful thing that happened to me when I was in space was this feeling of belonging to the entire universe.”

-Dr. Mae Jemison

This week the children of the Sky Class explored space with astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to go to space.

During the short week, children will learn about Dr. Jemison’s life, watch short videos about her work, listen to stories inspired by her, and participate in a collaborative collage of the solar system.

Sossi Essajanian

Teacher, Sky Class

Sossi Essajanian is excited to continue her teaching and learning journey at the Mustard Seed School. She began teaching at the United Nations International School where she worked with children and colleagues from around the world. This inspired her to take a primary teaching position abroad in Nicosia, Cyprus, where she lived and worked for two years.

Ms. Essajanian has a passion for supporting children’s social/emotional skills and learning through a loving and caring classroom community. These are built on creating shared understandings and opportunities for children to identify and express their feelings and of those around them. She believes in creating experiences through pair and group work where learning blossoms through social experiences.

Ms. Essajanian also enjoys reading and talking about books and continues to pursue her second passion: editing. She’s worked in various editorial capacities in newspapers, magazines, and books. She was recently excited to serve as the development editor of a children’s book about engineering and is looking forward to leading some tinkering investigations of her own with her students!

In her free time Ms. Essajanian runs, swims laps, and likes to take long walks to explore the world around her.

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