Ever since first grade, Jennifer knew she wanted to become a teacher because children bring a ton of joy into her life, and teachers were inspirational figures that positively shaped her perspective of learning. Jennifer is passionate about building strong relationships with her students within a warm and collaborative environment. Jennifer strives to ensure her students feel safe and respected. Jennifer hopes to support students to be excited, curious, and ask questions about the world around them.
Prior to joining Alta Vista School, Jennifer was a teacher for five years and a leader for four years at a private school in the Bay Area. Jennifer moved to San Francisco from Michigan nearly ten years ago, where she grew up and studied Elementary Education at the University of Michigan.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her little one and family, running, and being outdoors.