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"Jennifer is one of the hardest workers I have ever met….comes to work enthusiastic, energetic, and ready to get things done…puts in many hours after and before work prepping for the next day. Jennifer has a very positive relationship with both the children and the other staff members she works with at school. Jennifer puts a lot of thought into her work and it shows in the positive outcomes and results she achieves…" --Sami Auger, former AmeriCorps co-worker at Nellie Stone Johnson Community School in North Minneapolis
"People felt comfortable coming to Jennifer…her plans were always thorough and well thought out…Jennifer picked up on the individual needs of students and sought ways to work with them..."--June Meyers, Cooperating first grade teacher during student teaching in Athens, GA
"Time and again, Jennifer demonstrated the ability to reflect critically on her own teaching, to listen to and apply feedback from various sources, and to make effective changes to managing and guiding student learning…she has clearly demonstrated her commitment to teaching and to ongoing learning…her desire to be in the classroom became readily apparent as she worked alongside her students and as ws talked about how days, weeks, or observations went. Jennifer's enthusiasm for teaching will be an asset to any school in which she teaches."
Janneke Counts, M.Ed., supervisor during student teaching and Barrow County, GA third grade teacher
Eager to provide a nurturing, creative, community-oriented, and educational environment to students of all ages using a variety of curricula and strategies. Hold Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and two years of experience working in Minneapolis Public Schools.
Professional Development in Education
Minneapolis Public Schools, October 2009-Present
City of Lakes AmeriCorps
Nellie Stone Johnson Community School, Minneapolis, MN
Personal Care Attendant, March 2007-October 2009
fahrenHEIGHT360, Minneapolis, MN
Education Intern, June 2007-August 2007
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, Charleston, SC
Substitute Teacher, Pre K through Eighth Grade January 2005 to August 2005
Gwinnett County Schools, Duluth, GA
Student Teacher, September to December 2004
Cleveland Road Elementary School, Athens, GA
International Reading Association
Education, Honors, and Certifications
Bachelor of Family and Consumer Sciences
Early Childhood Education and Child Development, University of Georgia, 2004
Early Childhood Education, Birth-Age 8, 2008
Reading License, expected completion August 2009
Certified in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Age 8)
Able to plan and instruct each subject area using wide variety of teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies to engage students in active learning.
Experienced Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Tutor, Mentor, and After-School Program Activity Leader
Designed many child-centered, educational opportunities for children in grades Pre Kindergarten to eighth.
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications