Jennifer Tourtillott, 39, will teach kindergarten at Winfield Scott Elementary School this year.
This is her sixth year teaching kindergarten, after receiving her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Pittsburg State University.
“I taught at a school called St. Andrews, in my hometown of Roswell NM,” she said.
Her family includes two brothers, two sisters and her parents, who are retired educators, living in Texas.
She is married to Jason and they have two children.
“Jason is a teacher in Uniontown, for 14 years,” she said. ” Our son is Mason and he is going into 3rd grade. Our daughter is Madison and she’s going into kindergarten.”
In her spare time, she creates custom wood furniture with her husband, called Tourtillott Creations
The best part of teaching for her is:
“Giving the children a fun and loving atmosphere. (Where)They feel safe and enjoy learning,” she said.