Jen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and then went on to the Master's program for Elementary Education with a middle school specialty in Communication Arts at Augsburg College.
In 2009, she postponed becoming a teacher to start a family. A few years later she began building a trucking business and ran that for four years before closing in 2016 and returning to her call to be a teacher, as she felt the Lord leading her to do.
Jen is excited to be working at Northside, helping kids achieve their highest potential academically, spiritually, and personally and finds extra joy in teaching Bible, French, History, and STEM classes.
Jen has been married since 2007 and now has three children who are all students at Northside. Most of her "free time" is spent with family, but when she finds a spare moment, she enjoys reading, biking, camping, hiking, rollerblading, and spending time with friends.