Language Arts Teacher
Jennifer Walloch is a Nationally Board Certified teacher who has been teaching English Language Arts since 2001. She really enjoys working with students as they grow confidence in their writing process. The writing that students can anticipate working on in her classes will either encourage their creativity and expression of voice or explore multiple perspectives on current topics and develop their beliefs/stances based on evidence and anecdotal research.
Jennifer was born in Wisconsin and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Marquette University in English, Communication Studies and Secondary Education. She moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2006 and settled in SE Portland. There, she completed her M.Ed at Concordia University in Environmental Education and in turn incorporates many environmental themes and issues of sustainability into the Language Arts curriculum through research and argument.
A highlight of her career was working with the Oregon Writing Project and earning the Certificate of Teaching of Writing from Lewis and Clark College. As a result, many of the units and topics studied in her classes focus a great deal on Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice.
As an urban homesteader, Jennifer desires to grow and preserve as many edible fruits and vegetables as possible from her garden. She keeps both chickens and bees and makes jams, jellies, juice, and soaps and salves.