Ms. Jen has been teaching ECE-4 here at McKinley-Thatcher since 2019! and, before that, she worked here as a special education para starting in 2014, while completing her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Jen grew up in Denver with her mom and sister, but spent the summers in Chicago with her dad. She loves teaching at McT because of the strong community connections and supportive and encouraging staff!
Ms. Jen’s passion has always been in early childhood education and, prior to teaching at McT, she taught at the Fisher Early Learning Center. Some of Ms. Jen’s favorite hobbies include cooking, gardening, and walking her dog, Bodie. When she is not at school, she and her husband love camping, traveling, and taking road trips!