Mrs. Veenstra



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Mrs. Veenstra



About Me:

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.



Color: Purple

Music: Country

Food: Ice Cream

Sports: Bowling and Softball

Book: Going on a Bear Hunt

Movie: The Longest Ride

Hobby: Gardening