Jen has taught Spanish and Language Arts for the past 25 years. She is currently working as an instructional coach for middle school and high school teachers in the Watertown-Mayer school district. In 2004 she received the Leadership in Educational Excellence Award and in 2012 was nominated for MN Teacher of the Year.
Jen has worked as an adjunct professor in the Master's of Education in Teaching and Learning, Educational Leadership, and the Learning Design and Technology programs for the past ten years. Jen has a B.A. in Spanish and Language Arts from Concordia College in Moorhead, a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary’s University, as well as her principal’s licensure.