Shamrock Springs Elementary

Meet Your Teacher


Name: Jennifer Peterson


Grade/Subject at what school: First Grade, Shamrock Springs Elementary


Number of years teaching: 19 years


Background/Schooling (college & high school):

1991 graduated Sacred Heart Academy, high school(Louisville, KY)

1995 graduated Butler University- B.S. in Education

1999 Butler University- M.S. in Education


Why did you become a teacher? My mom was a teacher and I wanted to be just like her. When I was little, I often used her teaching supplies to play school with my stuffed animals. She was a positive influence for her children and her students.


What goals do you have for your students? I want my students to feel safe, happy and confident. I want them to have a love for learning and to follow their dreams. I hope they never lose their wonderful curiosity.


What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? I encourage families to share meals together around the kitchen table. Talk and read with each other.


Name your favorite movie. Harry Potter


Name your favorite musician or band. Garth Brooks


What’s something your students might not know about you? I spent over 16 years studying and practicing classical ballet.