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Hello! My name is Mrs. Jena Veenstra (Gina). I am 31 years old! I live in Clements with my husband, Dan, our 2 1/2 old son, Chase, and our dog, Duke. I enjoy living on the farm, gardening, playing with Chase, and running.
I will be your child’s kindergarten teacher. This will be my 7th year teaching at Springfield Elementary but my 8th year of teaching. I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade thus far in my teaching career. After school, I also am the Hover Room Coach and teach ECFE. I am excited to see to see where the 2019-2020 school year takes each and every one of us!
I graduated from Hutchinson High School in 2006. I then attended Minnesota State University-Mankato for a year and a half, where I focused on my education, as well as my bowling career. I then transferred to St. Cloud State University where I later graduated in December 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. With this degree, I can teach birth-third grade. I have also completed my first year of my Master's program through Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. I currently have six classes left and will have a Master's of Art Degree.
Food: Ice Cream
Sports: Bowling and Softball
Book: Going on a Bear Hunt
Movie: The Longest Ride