Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science and Sociology EC-6 Certification PPR Certification ESL Certification STR Certification
Ms. Jennifer Kertis
My name is Jennifer Kertis, and I am so excited to be your child's kindergarten teacher. This is my third year teaching at Jan Schiff Elementary School. Previoiusly, I taught preschool for five years and second grade catechism for five years. I graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology and Political Science. I spent my first years out of college as a social worker in Cleveland, Ohio. My husband and two kids and I moved from Ohio to Texas and have called Sienna home for the last nine years. Both of my kiddos attended Jan Schiff and are in middle and high school. Don't blink, it goes so fast! My favorite thing about teaching the little ones is watching the awe and excitement on their faces when they are learning new things. I am a life-long learner and still love "finding the answers" and watching my students do the same. When I am not planning or teaching, I enjoy camping around Texas and neighboring states with my husband, kids, and two dogs. I am an avid lover of all things outdoor and I especially love challenging myself by running long distances on the trails. I am looking forward to a great year and can't wait to meet you and your children!