Jenn has been teaching in the public school system for the past thirteen years. Before that, she worked at a private preschool and homeschooled her young daughter. She has a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and a post BA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has a Master's degree in Environmental Education from Antioch New England in Keene, NH.
Jenn's teaching style embraces the arts and celebrates the innate wonder found in each of us. By creating innovative curriculum that focuses on the arts, she is able to address the various learning styles of her students. Moon, Mammal, Magic expresses how we find inspiration in nature. The lesson plans embrace science inquiry through art.
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Education ANTIOCH NEW ENGLAND GRADUATE SCHOOL-Keene, NH Master’s Degree Environmental Education September 2003-June 2006 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-Amherst, MA Post Bachelor’s Degree: Early Childhood Education OFC/MA state certificate-Lead Teacher Preschool-3rd grade #9503103 September 1994-December 1997 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-Amherst, MA Bachelor’s Degree: English September 1989-May 1993 Relevant Experience NEW HINGHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-Chesterfield, MA Lead Teacher-kindergarten August 2007-present HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL-Westhampton, MA Presenter-Professional Development August 2013 GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE-Greenfield, MA Lead Teacher-Adult Education April-May 2011 HILLTOWN COOPERATIVE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL-Haydenville, MA Lead Teacher-kindergarten/first grade classroom August 2006-June 2007 THE COMMON SCHOOL-Amherst, MA Lead teacher-Summer Fun Camp July 2006 HILLTOWN COOPERATIVE CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL-Haydenville, MA Teaching Assistant-kindergarten/first grade classroom August 2005-June 2006 SMITH COLLEGE CAMPUS SCHOOL-Northampton, MA Practicum-curriculum development/teacher(art room) September 2004-December 2004 HITCHCOCK CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT-Amherst, MA Practicum-curriculum development/teacher January 2004-June 2004 SPIRIT TREE FOR GIRLS-Conway, MA Lead teacher-homeschool program December 2003-May 2004 ASHFIELD COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL-Ashfield, MA Lead Teacher February 2003-August 2003 VALLEY KIDS PERIODICAL-Greenfield, MA Freelance Writer(Newspaper In Education pages & feature articles) September 2001-September 2005 BEYOND WORDS BOOKSHOP-Northampton, MA Bookseller October 1996-June 2004 Children’s Department manager/events October 2001-February 2003 Member of N.E.C.B.A.(New England Children Booksellers Association) N.O.F.A. (NORTHEAST ORGANIC FARMERS’ ASSOCIATION)-Hampshire College Summer Conference workshop presenter(children/preteen/teen) August 2000-August 2003
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