Hi! I'm Ms. Jenn and this is my very first year teaching first grade in the first year at the ABS-Second Campus! That's a lot of firsts, but I assure you I have plenty of experience working with young learners. I have a background in exceptional children (aren't they all! exceptional!) and have worked in a variety of settings with a variety of children with all sorts of strengths. I taught ESL online for four years and have a solid background teaching students to read and write. I worked as a TA at ABS last year and I'm excited to use what I've learned in my very own classroom.
I received my BA in Psychology from Salem College in 2007 and am currently working on my teaching license through the graduate program at UNC-Charlotte.
I have lived in Winston-Salem or WS adjacent for my whole life. I have a wonderful husband and two children. My son (10) is a fifth grader at ABS and my daughter (20) is a graduate student at UNC-Charlotte (like mother, like daughter!).
I enjoy all things quirky-sci-fy and LOVE all of the Marvel movies. I enjoy creating things with my hands and have a new hobby almost every week.
I believe that in order for students learn, instilling a love of learning in the the first few years of school and beyond is essential to their success and I work hard everyday to ensure my students are engaged and learning to love learning.
"Kids do well if they CAN...if they could do well, they would do well. Something must be getting in the way." -Ross Greene, PhD
Some Fab Favs:
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Lemonade and Sweet Tea mixed together