Jennifer Fields is an elementary school teacher and private tutor who has worked in the Montgomery County Public School System (Maryland) for her entire 20 year career. She has experience teaching multiple grade levels in a diverse, suburban school setting. Jennifer believes that the key to providing a strong educational environment for her students is to create lasting relationships between teacher, student, and family. After those connections are formed, Jennifer has been able to encourage her children to move past their wildest expectations.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has had extensive experiences with all different types of learners. She has been a General Education Teacher in a Special Education Inclusion classroom many different times. These classrooms require Jennifer to collaborate with Special Education Teachers quite often and work together to best meet the needs of a wide variety of learning styles and challenges. Most frequently Jennifer works with children who have specific learning disabilities (in the areas of reading, writing, or math), ADD/ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Individual accommodations are implemented in Jennifer’s classroom so that everyone has an equal chance to access all curriculum.
In addition, Jennifer has also worked with students who are in need of extra enrichment. She has taught the William & Mary Reading Program, Junior Great Books, Jacob’s Ladder, and Soar to Success. Along with many other reading programs, Jennifer is able to stretch her students to reach their highest potential. In the area of Mathematics, Jennifer has taught very advanced concepts (middle school math classes) to children as young as 3rd and 4th grade. She was the Math Olympiad Club Coordinator in addition to running the schoolwide Family Math Program that brought in families in the evenings to help learn how to love math at home!
In all areas of her teaching, Jennifer feels that the most achievement occurs when you can meet students where they are and then go from there! She incorporates various learning styles into her instruction and makes sure that she is providing continual opportunities for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic types of learners.
In addition to being a teacher, Jennifer serves as her school’s Student Government (SGA) Sponsor as well as a member of the School Improvement Team. She currently is the grade level Team Leader. Jennifer is also a Teacher Mentor to Student Interns from Towson University.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends, singing, going to baseball games, as well as attending musical theater performances.