Staff Rock Star Award - Jennifer

STAFF ROCK STAR AWARD
Honoring A Staff Member For Going Above & Beyond

Jenny Is A Rock Star At Mission X-Track

Written by Dave Luevanos, her supervisor

Jennifer Thompson, better known as Jenny, has been a staff member at the Mission X-Track school site for eight years as the art teacher. The BGCGSD has been Jenny’s only employer since she graduated high school and through her entire education at Cal State San Marcos. Jennifer holds a Multiple Subject Teachers Credential and will complete her Masters in Education in a few weeks.

As Art Director for our program, Jenny has proven what a positive attitude and willingness to help can accomplish, even in a tough neighborhood like the Mission Park neighborhood of Escondido. It was almost instantly that Jenny would capture the hearts and minds of the incoming students to our program. In 2008, she would help lay the groundwork for what would become one of the most diverse and influential art programs in our profession.

Especially popular with girls, Jenny helped make the difficult middle school years tolerable by working with young girls on effective and positive ways to handle their problems. Over the last seven years Jenny has introduced her students to the arts, science, horticulture, dance, leadership programs, and a variety of other programs that helped promote positive choices and behavior. 

Her compassion has changed lives, as she has had a profound impact on many neighborhood young people.

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