Jennifer Price, MS
I chose this career path because
I went into education to answer a calling and started my career as a classroom teacher. In just about every class I realized that there was always a handful of students that I could not get through to and reach; There was a disconnect between the school and home. So, when I pursued my Masters Degree it was to fill the large gap that I noticed between the two. I wanted to find a way to capture the children that would ordinarily fall through the cracks. For me it was about advocacy and accountability and providing the resources to foster the best educational experience and ensure the children would be able to reach their fullest potential.
I prepared for this career by
I received my M.S. Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology and Science from the University of Pittsburgh. I am not only an educator, but a life long learner who is continually seeking to learn everything I can. I especially enjoy taking classes that talk about brain based teaching and learning strategies, and multi-sensory teaching techniques.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
The school systems do not connect with community based learning centers that offer services to students outside of the classroom setting. That would be the logical referral source, and it is not. So I have connected with Pediatricians and Neuropsychologists in the area to grow the business.
My greatest strength(s)
I am great at conflict resolution and providing an outcome that is a win-win situation.
My greatest accomplishment to date
My greatest accompaniment is, without doubt, raising two great kids and being present and providing a quality home life while starting and growing my business.
My personal/professional goals
My ultimate goal is to train my staff to the point where they can move on and take the model that I have created and open their own Learning Foundations in other locations to enrich the lives of learners of all ages.
What/Who has inspired me the most
Seeing children who don't believe in themselves finally hear a positive message that brightens them and then watching them flourish and learn inspires me the most.
I most want to be known/remembered for
I want to be remembered as an innovative educator who not only thought outside the box but encouraged and motivated others to do the same.
I want to be remembered for instilling a sense of of ownership and responsibility to all and the role I played in bridging the gap between school and home - the community.
I participate in the following organizations/memberships
I support the missions of these charities/volunteer my time
Rocky Mountain PDS
and Franklin School
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
I enjoy tennis, soccer, and spending time with my family and friends.