Jennifer Larsen is a reflective teacher whose pedagogy evolves based on how students learn. She is passionate about facilitating student-led, purposeful and engaging learning experiences. Jennifer comes from the Washington, D.C. area where she taught for twenty years in the Alexandria City Public Schools. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Initiatives in Educational Transformation from George Mason University. In 2008, Jennifer achieved National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification and in 2018, renewed that certification. She joined the HTeNC staff in 2014 and taught first grade for six years before transitioning to a Literacy Coach role in 2020. Jennifer loves to share stories about her (completely adorable) Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound rescue pup, Cannoli! She also enjoys gardening, going to musical theatre shows, reading, listening to jets, and walking the beach. Jennifer is always on the hunt for good children’s books. Which books are your favorites?