BA, UC Santa Barbara; Teaching Credential, SF State; MS, Bank Street College of Education
Jen is a California native who has been teaching young children in independent schools since 2005. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in sociology and went on to receive her multiple-subject teaching credential through BATTI (Bay Area Teacher Training Institute) from SF State and a masters in curriculum and instruction from Bank Street College of Education. Jen is passionate about children’s books and believes in the power of providing windows and mirrors for her students through literature. She has participated in many professional development opportunities, including Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED), Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Responsive Classroom, and the People of Color Conference (PoCC).