Dear Abney Venture Families,
My name is Jennifer Studdard and I was born in Marietta, Georgia and grew up in Mableton, graduating from South Cobb High School. My wonderful husband (and high school sweetheart), Jerry, and I were married in 1993, and started our life together in Dallas. Jerry is a Cobb County Fire Department Battalion Chief and works very hard on the side for Cobb County DOT. We have three wonderful children. Anna (23), attends Southern Poly/KSU and is pursuing her degree in Architecture. Caleb (19) is attending Tony and Guy Hair School in Marietta as he is pursuing a career in Cosmetology. Eli (18) recently graduated from East Paulding High School with honors and is currently waiting for his orders to leave for the United States Air Force Basic Military Training. As part of our family for nearly 17 years, we also have a miniature Australian Shepherd, Joey, who entertains us with his sweetness and silliness. We all enjoy spending time together, whenever possible.
In my spare time, I especially enjoy family time and traveling. I also love spending time with my friends. My hobbies include painting, scrapbooking with Shutterfly, and making crafts.
When my youngest was 3 months old (Fall, 2002), I began to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher, attending Kennesaw State University. While raising my small children and attending college, I taught at a private preschool for three years. In 2008, I majored in Early Childhood Education and was excited to begin teaching!
Upon graduating, I immediately began teaching in the Spring of 2008 at Poole Elementary, as a 5th grade supply teacher. In the fall of the same year, I began teaching 3rd grade for five more years and fifth grade for one year before moving to Abney. During this time, I completed my Reading and Gifted Endorsements. After moving to Abney, I continued teaching 5th grade for four years. I have loved every minute of it!
I am so excited about my second year with our amazing Venture students! Mrs. Bradley and I have shared a wonderful friendship for 10 years, and I am so blessed to be working with her again this year. We are going to have a wonderful year in Venture! Go Eagles!
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