Name: Jennifer Carey

What do you teach? Third grade

Experience: This is my 12th year of teaching. I’ve been at Walnut Creek Elementary for five years.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends and volunteering with Santa Lucia Italian Festival Committee.

Who or what influenced you to become an educator? My fourth-grade teacher, Marilyn Barta, made school and learning so much fun that I wanted to follow in her footsteps.

How do you spend your summer vacation? Relaxing, reading, traveling and taking continuing education classes.

What’s the most rewarding part of being an educator? I love to see my students get excited about learning and feel successful at school!

If I weren’t a teacher, I’d be ... a Child Life Specialist or working with babies in the NICU.

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