Jennifer was selected as the Teacher of the Year based on her dedication, knowledge, and passion for teaching. She inspires students of all abilities and backgrounds to learn, and has gained the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues. Her engagement outside of the classroom has shown her commitment to the community as well as in the school.
Jennifer was described as an exceptional, resourceful and innovative teacher, one who volunteers to be on committees, helps at various school activities, and goes above and beyond what is expected by co-workers and students. In January, Jennifer was selected as Teacher of the Month from the nominations by Nichale Van Scoy and her daughter Alia, Jessica Jansma and daughter Kimber, Debbie Lilja and DeAnn Larson.
The Teacher of the Year Award is supported by the partnership of Sterling Bank, Dos Reales, Stanwood Cinemas, and Snow Goose Bookstore.