A native of Colorado since the age of five, Jeannine has been teaching at ARE since 2012. She taught children with special needs at Riverdale Elementary since 2002 and then transferred to ARE when she was given the opportunity to help establish services and supports for children with significant support needs. Prior to teaching Jeannine supported adults with special needs in residential and employment settings. Jeannine loves helping children become self-determined and watch them take pride in their accomplishments. One of her favorite kid books is Puff the Magic Dragon. Away from work Jeannine enjoys spending time with friends, reading, taking walks and exploring a variety of antique and collection venues. One fun fact about Jeannine is that she graduated from high school in a remote part of Colorado with 4 other students, 3 of which she met on her first day of kindergarten.
Favorite color: green
Favorite food: ice cream
Advice to students: Do your best and make sure to have fun.