Janelle Maddox


Janelle is one of the  most patient and thoughtful teachers I’ve ever met. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and ability levels. Janelle treats every student with dignity, respect, and kindness. Students often remark on how comfortable they feel with Janelle. This is so important when working with adult students that have been out of school for a long time. Janelle is also extremely flexible in her position. She teaches both math and literacy classes at RISE, as well as at the jail, and provides tutoring hours for students. In addition to all of this she is out 21st Century leader, she’s on various committees at RISE and is the graduation chair. I don’t know how she does all that she does, but she does it very well and the staff at RISE and our students are lucky to have her.