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Jen Cuff is excited to join the E-STEM Family and SPPS to teach Choir & Rock Band! This is her 21st year teaching music. Ms. Cuff taught most of her career up to this point in Minneapolis Public Schools. She is still part of the Team Players, teacher band, with some former co-workers where she performs vocals, guitar, and bass.
Ms. Cuff completed her Bachelor of Music Education degree at the University of MN Twin Cities, and her Masters of Education in Creative Arts and Learning through Lesley University. Ms. Cuff is a fiber artist, farmer and former State and National Park Service Ranger (Forestville/Mystery Cave, Jewel Cave National Monument & Mississippi National River & Recreation Area). She completed the Textile Center Mentor/Protégé program and the Farm Beginnings program through the Land Stewardship Project. She holds level 1 & 2 Certificates from Teaching Guitar Workshops. Ms. Cuff loves to sing, dance, play guitar, walk, run, hike, camp, travel, spin yarn, knit, dye wool, quilt and sew. Her favorite animals are sheep and she loves helping local farmers on shearing day. Her spirit animal is the barn swallow. Ms. Cuff loves rainbows and her favorite color is chartreuse!