Fremont alum is video teacher

Jasmene Miranda graduated in 1994

Quintin Nelson (left) collaborates with new video teacher Jasmene Miranda in front of a green screen this month.
Quintin Nelson (left) collaborates with new video teacher Jasmene Miranda in front of a green screen this month.

After eight weeks without a teacher, Video Production students have a new teacher — one who graduated from the Media Academy in 1995.

Jasmene Miranda started working as the full-time Video Production teacher on Dec.9. She had been working at Media Academy since August as an assistant for the previous teacher, who quit after the first marking period.

“Well I started in August as a Media Academy “Mentor” but wasn’t heavily involved but when November came around I got my chance. I was very excited because I had so many ideas back in August that I can bring back out now and the students are working real hard on these projects,” said Miranda.

 Many students find that Miranda’s assignments in the past few weeks have been very interesting and that she is doing a good job.

 For example, senior Tyronne Gaines is making a personal documentary on himself about his sports with the help of junior Brian Randolph.

 “I kind of like my documentary, especially because it’s about myself,” said Gaines.

Senior Donell Wheat also likes Miranda’s new ideas

 “I like the new project were doing, Finally feels like we have a teacher that knows what she’s doing,” said Wheat.

 Miranda has students posting videos on a new YouTube page called FHS Media Academy. [See related story.]