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.