~ Attendance, Middle College
College & Career Support Specialistpwbernerhays@seattleschools.org
High School Math Teacherljbrannan@seattleschools.org
I go by my middle name, Joie
de La Montana, Jennifer
Personal Message Step beyond your comfort zone!
High School Graduation Success Coordinatorseoyelowo@seattleschools.org
High School Graduation Success Coordinatorplpage@seattleschools.org
I am honored to have worked as a tutor at the premier Seattle Middle College at Seattle Central College from 1991-1996, and now to return to the Ida B. Wells School for Social Justice (Middle College @ University of Washington) nearly 20 years later! Prior to coming to the Wells School, I worked 10+ years as a Youth Development & Employment Counselor at the City of Seattle's Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP). It is a privilege and honor to continue, in some capacity, to serve the promising youth of Seattle, who daily remind me that our future is indeed bright! The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "The heart of education is the education of the heart."
I was born and raised in Tacoma and graduated from Whitman College with a degree in Astrophysics. I briefly taught Astronomy at New Mexico State University before moving to Seattle. I worked in the education department at the Museum of Flight and earned my Master's in Teaching from the University of Washington. I am so excited to teach for Seattle Public Schools!