I am Jenna Jarisch and I am so excited to welcome another group of fantastic first graders into my classroom at BPE! I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve the Barrington Place community. I'm proud to work in Fort Bend ISD as well, and I am also a product of the FIBSD school system having attended Garcia Middle School and Austin High School.
It had always been my dream to one day become a teacher. I started my journey by attending college at WCJC and the University of Houston- Victoria. While I was in college I also started working for Fort Bend ISD. First I worked for the Extended Day program and later I became a substitute teacher. I graduated from UHV in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Education. I continued to work as a substitute teacher the following school year in FBISD to gain more classroom experience.
In 2010 my husband and I moved to Victoria, TX and I got my first full time teaching job in Victoria ISD at Chandler Elementary as a Kindergarten teacher! I worked at Chandler Elementary for two years and absolutely loved working there. However, my husband and I missed Sugar Land and we were fortunate enough to both find job opportunities to be able to move back! In 2012 I started working at Barrington Place Elementary as a second grade teacher. I taught second grade for three years and then moved up to third grade and taught for two years. Last year was my first year to teach first grade.
My teaching philosophy is that every child can learn and grow where they are and based on who they are. Children are all different. They learn differently, develop differently, and have different backgrounds, experiences and needs. It is my job as your child's teacher to discover how your child learns best and what your child's needs are and deliver appropriate instruction and learning experiences to them.
I am happily married and have two beautiful children, a 4 year old daughter named Madelyn and a 2 year old son named Ian. I also have two sweet dogs named Lady and Jasper. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, crafting, doing Zumba, exercising, reading and cheering on Houston teams- Rockets, Astros and Texans!!
I have also taken steps towards my next professional goal in life- to become a Professional School Counselor! I am currently participating in an online Educational Psychology Masters degree program through Texas A&M University - Gig 'Em!