Jennifer Wallace | August 2016
Years with Early Connections: 5 months
Years Teaching: 5+ years
Name: Jennifer Wallace
Classroom age: 3-5 years
Who or what inspired you to become a teacher? My first job was working at an after school program. I enjoyed helping the kids with their homework and teaching them the stuff they didn’t understand. I can still remember the big smiles on their faces when Monday came around and they passed their math and spelling test. That moment I knew this is what my passion is. My grandmother was a teacher and she told me that money is not everything but making a difference in a child’s life is what keeps her teaching. I still to this day follow what she told me.
My best day in the classroom was when…. My best day is every day that my kiddos and I get to sing our morning song. It is something silly that I made up but to them it’s how we start our day. They will sing and clap along and if I forget a teacher or friend they will let me know. That is why I come to the Tiger room and do what I do best, teach them something new and silly but have fun doing it.
If you could have one teacher superpower what would it be? I already have a superpower…. I teach, what’s yours?
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? During the weekends my boyfriend and I take or dogs to the dog park so they can get all their energy out. I also enjoy looking stuff up on Pinterest for the classroom, listening to Jason Aldean on Pandora, and watching Netflix with the dogs.
What else would you like to share about yourself or profession? I was born in California but lived majority of my life in a small town in Arizona. I moved to Texas to work on my masters in special education. After I graduated this past December my boyfriend and I moved up here to Colorado Springs so I can be closer to my boys (the Broncos). I am honored to be working here at Early Connections. I call this place my second home, the women here are my family and what more can a girl want.
What is your favorite food? I LOVE homemade green chili chicken enchiladas
What is your favorite book? The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Pooh is my nickname from my grandmother.