A native Californian, Jennie only ventured from Los Angeles for the few years necessary to earn her bachelor’s degree at U.C. Berkeley. Safely back on home turf, Jennie earned a master’s degree in English literature from Loyola Marymount University and a single subject teaching credential from National University. Before starting her family, Jennie taught high school and college English for well over 20 years and has worked with all levels of students from struggling writers to advanced placement students. Jennie has worked creating lessons for U.C. Scout (the online school of the University of California) and has taught online high school. Her big claim to fame as a teacher, though, is that she taught Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry of England’s new wife).
Jennie lives in a historic neighborhood in Los Angeles in an old house built in the 1920s where she enjoys entertaining friends and family. Best days involve early morning cuddles with her daughter and afternoons with her nose stuck in a book and a pug dog on her lap, all capped off, of course, with one of her husband’s home-cooked meals. Jennie enjoys baking, travel, photography, crafting, and sewing. And should you happen to know someone named John, he might just be related to Jennie as her father, brother, and husband all share that name.
A devotee of life-long learning, Jennie feels honored to witness and sometimes facilitate the wondrous alchemy of parent and child learning together on their homeschooling journey. Jennie believes: 1.) Children are instinctual learners from the get go. 2.) People learn best when they have personal interest and investment in what they are doing. 3.) Parents are the first and best teachers of their children.