Phone: 719-495-1149 ext. 4424
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Hello! My name is Jenn Houghton. I am thrilled to be starting my 3rd year in 1st grade here at Bennett Ranch Elementary School. I have had the unique opportunity to teach in a wide range of educational capacities such as: long term substitute teacher, private school teacher, homeschooling, overseas teaching, etc. I have taught all grade levels from K-12, since 2007 some long term while others on a short-term basis. I value my experience because I know that it has shaped me into the teacher that I am today. My Bachelor’s degree is in Elementary Education, and I have my Master of Education degree as a Program Specialist with a concentration in reading.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a burning desire and passion to come alongside children and help them to learn and grow in ways that they never knew they could. I live for those moments when the light bulb comes on and everything just makes sense. I want every child to know that they are loved and can do anything that they set their mind to.
When I am not in the classroom, the great outdoors is my favorite place to be. My husband Jay and I have two boys- Landon (3rd grade) and Logan (2nd grade). We love to explore national and state parks as a family. Our family goal is to visit every national park, monument, historic site, etc. at some point in our lifetime together. Money can’t buy that quality time we spend outside together. Some other things that I absolutely love to do are the following: running, singing, dancing, writing children’s books, learning the art of archery, camping, hiking, reading, smiling, and so much more. I am so ready for this 2020-2021 school year. Let’s make it a great year together!