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Jennifer L. Currie

Jenn Currie has been teaching in the Commodore Perry School District for over 15 years, working largely with adolescents in grades 4 – 6. Since discovering brain-based learning strategies in 2005, Jenn has consistently helped ‘problem’ students achieve their first-ever academic successes. Her work has been recognized formally, as Teacher of the Year in 2008 and 2010, and informally through numerous letters from her students, their parents and administrators.

After seeing powerful results in her own classroom, Jenn has become a staunch advocate of supporting student success through best practices and brain research. She has taken an increased role in professional development: facilitating workshops for parents, mentoring beginning teachers, leading professional study groups, as well as running in-service trainings at various school districts, universities and state conferences. Since 2009, she has led a continuing education course entitled, “The Winning Combination: Linking Brain Research with Practical Classroom Strategies”.

Jenn earned her B.S. and M. Ed in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a doctoral program in Teaching and Learning. Despite having taught for nearly two decades, she continues to delight in the challenge of showing every student that they can succeed.

Along with her husband Scott and their canine companion Maggie, Jenn lives in the small, rural town of Greenville, Pennsylvania. Together, they enjoy cooking and spending time in the great outdoors hiking, four-wheeling, and horseback riding. She may be reached at jenncurrie@verizon.net.