Washington Middle School Teacher, Daiman Parinella, Selected as a Robert H. Jackson Center Fellow

Jamestown Public Schools is proud to announce that The Robert H. Jackson Center awarded the prestigious Robert H. Jackson Center Fellowship to Washington Middle School 7th & 8th grade social studies teacher, Daiman Parinella.

The Robert H. Jackson Teacher Fellowship program was designed to develop a community of skilled educators who collaborate with the Center to create quality educational materials that meet common core standards and can be easily incorporated into classroom curriculum. To be accepted into the program, educators must demonstrate excellence in the classroom, and participation in community and professional organizations, as well as knowledge of the importance of Justice Jackson and his contributions to history. In turn, the participants will share his legacy with their students, colleagues, and communities. After participating in four days of training at the Center, the participants began designing projects that will be piloted in their respective schools early next year.

Mr. Parinella is a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher at Washington Middle School. He has served as Student Council Advisor for several years, helping students form petitions, write and present speeches, and count ballots in a hands-on effort to teach students about the process of government and history. In addition, Mr. Parinella spends numerous hours working with fellow colleagues across the district to create lesson plans, units, and formative/summative assessments. For his Fellowship project, Mr. Parinella is creating a “Youth Leadership Summit,” which is expected to launch at the Robert H. Jackson Center in February 2015. In so doing, his hope is to inspire local students to dream big and continue to stretch themselves as leaders throughout their lives. It is expected that he will influence over 2,000 students over the rest of his career.

The Robert H. Jackson Center was established to honor and advance Justice Jackson’s remarkable legacy, pursue the relevance of his life’s work, and to provide an educational facility for those purposes. The Center is located at 305 East Fourth Street, Jamestown, NY.  Tours are available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Saturday. For more information, or to schedule a tour of the Center outside of regular business hours, e-mail info@roberthjackson.org or contact the Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 483-6646.



posted on 09/22/2014 - filed under: Academics, Common Core, Community, Middle School, Spotlight, Staff