Hi! My name is Jennifer and I am a kindergarten teacher, adjunct professor and PD speaker. I am passionate about teaching language, acceptance and tolerance. I am Seesaw Ambassador. I incorporate S.T.E.A.M. into my provocation centers daily.
I have spoken at the Teacher Self Care Conference, ASCD Kindergarten conference, ICE, ISTE, and the Illinois Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students.
I started the #allarewelcomeinmyclassroom movement on Instagram.
I am passionate about incorporate Culturally Responsive Teaching into my classroom.
My first two years of teaching, I taught bilingual kindergarten. Then, I was a pull out ELL/bilingual teacher for an early childhood school where I work with kindergarteners and preschoolers.
I trained teachers in early literacy strategies and SIOP strategies in Mthatha South Africa. In 2011, I was honored to be the Teacher of the Week from WBBM radio 780 in Chicago.
As an ELL teacher, I know it is hard to find resources especially for English language learners in kindergarten and preschool. But these resources help all students, not just ELL students.
If you are interested in having me speak at your school or conference, please fill out the form below.