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2022 Special Recognition Award Recipient

Jennifer has served as an at-risk aide in Okemos Schools for the last four years. In this position she worked with small groups of children to focus on improving their reading and math skills. She has held many positions in Okemos Schools since moving to Okemos in 2016, including substituting in classrooms, the library, and the front office, as well as being a lunch and recess supervisor. She returned to Okemos Schools as a Speech-Language Pathologist substitute in Fall 2022. She enjoys working with elementary school students and seeing their progress in small group settings.

Jennifer earned her M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Michigan State University in 2003. Following this she worked at several rehabilitation clinics in Austin, TX, in roles including managing clinics and supervising therapists. She and her husband, Jeffrey, moved to Maryland in 2009, where she worked in the school system as a preschool teacher.

Jennifer’s husband is a professor at MSU; she has two children: Henry, a freshman at Okemos High School, and Nora, a seventh grader at Chippewa. Jennifer and her family love living in the Okemos area and look forward to many more years here.