Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science and Sociology EC-6 Certification PPR Certification ESL Certification STR Certification Intern Certification
Ms. Jennifer Kertis
My name is Jennifer Kertis, and I am so excited to be your child's kindergarten teacher. I came to Jan Schiff last year after being a preschool teacher at a private preschool for five years as well as teaching second grade catechism for five years. When COVID hit, I decided to get my teaching certificate and transition into elementary school. 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 moving on to middle and high school this year. Don't blink, it goes so fast! My favorite thing about teaching the little ones is watching the awe and excitement on their faces while 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 family 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!