About Us

JSA is a private English-medium pre and primary school, providing quality education to Tanzanian children from underprivileged backgrounds. The education received at JSA is very different from a government school.

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The education received at JSA is very different from a government school. Class sizes are smaller, with a maximum of 30 children. Teaching for thinking is part of the curriculum as opposed to the Tanzanian norm of ‘chalk and talk’ rote learning. The curriculum is values based, giving students tools for life, not just knowledge. Children born into poverty have a better chance of breaking the cycle when they are given these opportunities to succeed.

School Culture & Motto

At JSA we are very intentional about the type of school culture we are developing.  We model it, train for it and have expectations based on some values that are meaningful to us.

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We believe in:

•          Valuing one another

•          Serving one another

•          Being excellent in all we are and do

•          Respect for God and one another

•          Stewardship of ourselves and our environment

•          Living in harmony and unity

 

School motto: 

SERVICE   STEWARDSHIP   STANDARDS 

Leadership

Teachers

                    There are over 20 qualified teachers who teach, model, and value the students at JSA.

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JSA teachers are boldly stepping up to the plate, mentoring children, student teachers and visiting teachers into a teaching style that is participatory and promotes critical thinking skills.

Management Team 

This group includes Headmaster, Assistant Headmaster, Academic Teacher, Assistant Academic Teacher, Lead Teacher of Lower Primary, Director of Education, and Director of Early Childhood. 

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The management team meets once a week to brainstorm and critically think through challenges that arise within JSA.

John
Headmaster

Susan
Academic Teacher

Baraka
Assistant Headmaster

Method

Safina

Mentors

National and expatriate teacher mentors assist and model JSA teachers with feedback and training about good teaching practices on how to improve the school.

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Wendy Wagoner

KATIE NICLAS

Lynda Stephenson

Amani Douglas

Archbold Mushi

The mentors that help shape TJF teachers.

 

LYNDA STEPHENSON
Lynda directs TJF and oversees its education department, keeping her busy all year!

KATIE NICLAS
Katie comes from Sequim, Washinton USA and is involved in early childhood education as a teacher-trainer.

WENDY WAGONER
Wendy comes from Plainfield, Indiana USA and directs early childhood education at JSA.

ARCHBOLD MUSHI
Archbold is the principal of Joshua Teachers Training College (JTTC). He trained at JTTC in 2007-09, went on to teach in Joshua schools and work with The Joshua Foundation for 11 years. He is a former teacher and head teacher at Joshua School Arusha.

AMANI NICHOLAS
Amani is the assistant principal of Joshua Teachers Training College (JTTC). He trained at JTTC in 2007-09, and has been working for The Joshua Foundation for the last 6 years. He is a former teacher at Joshua School Arusha.