Name: Jen

Birthday: June 27th

Hometown: Joliet, Illinois

Who’s in your family/household: Brian (My wonderful hubby), Hannah, Isabella and Veronica (My beautiful daughters), Thia (our 17 yr. old Bishon Frise) & Charlie (our 5 yr. old leopard gecko)

Number of years at New Morning: Started out as a student teacher in 2012 (so 4 yrs.)

Favorite part of your New Morning day: All of it!

Favorite color: Turquoise

Favorite season: Fall

Favorite food: Mexican

Favorite music (song/artist/genre): Christian rock and some alternative

Favorite book: Any by Francine Rivers

Hobbies: enjoy crafts, baking, walks through the neighborhood and cheering on my girls in their respective sport activities

What relaxes you: a cup of coffee (or glass of wine) and a good book or magazine

What makes you laugh: my students (love the comments that come out of their mouths!)

What you want to do when you grow up?: Already doing it! I wanted to be a teacher at a very young age, but my college path led me towards a different career. Eventually, I ended up just where I wanted to be in my late 30’s.

Flying vs invisibility: Invisibility…much more mysterious!

Anything else you want to share about yourself with the community: I love New Morning and the families that I serve! I am super grateful to be a part of this wonderful community!