Phone: (651) 744 - 5637
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees * Education Specialist for Principal License * Master of Arts in Educational Leadership * Bachelors in Elementary and Middle School Ed Certifications: *Gifted, Creative and Talented *Math Education
My name is Jennifer Letellier and I am one of the social studies teachers here at Capitol Hill. I teach 8th Grade World Geography.
I live in Maplewood with my son Julian. Our family includes our dogs Pathos and Watson. Julian plays baseball and therefore I spend much of my summer watching Julian play. This year his season was delayed, but we still managed 30 games safely. His team won state! One of my passions is geocaching. I love hunting for treasures and exploring new areas or discovering something new close to home. Julian and I trade off cooking, he has flare for anything noodle based and I like veggies in everything.
Another passion of mine is learning. This fall I chose to continue my work towards my doctorate. I am studying at Concordia University St. Paul. I have also studied at the University of St. Thomas and Rhode Island College. I emphasized middle school education in math and social studies. My learning led me work in gifted and talented education. Sadly, I have found that it is the goal of many classrooms to have the students understand a standard, rather than grow. I want my students to be curious and independent thinkers. My classroom goal is for all to grow!
Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.