DLF Fellows Profile

jasmine gilstrap

Gilstrap Jasmine

Math Instructor
Baker College Prep
Jasmine Gilstrap is heading into her 6th year as a math instructor at Baker College Prep where she is the advisor for the French Club and the founding (and current) campus manager for Lion’s Pride, a student peer-to-peer program which was turned into a nonprofit in September 2019. Jasmine chairs the Board of Directors for Lion’s Pride and was a 2017-18 Chicago Sky High School Educator of the Year nominee. Prior to coming to Baker, Jasmine served as a Citizen Schools Teaching Fellow and Regional Program Lead in Chicago where her passion for restorative justice and leveraging student strengths was nurtured. Jasmine continues to use restorative justice practices to guide her instruction and include student voice in all her work as a means to authentically and holistically educate and empower her students.