Jen was raised in Missouri. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Graceland University, in Lamoni, Iowa, and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Jen has been teaching at Westerly Creek since she moved to Colorado in 2012. She enjoys biking, exploring Denver, and having friends from home visit. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Lee and puppies Penny and Lumen.