About Ms. Laferriere...
Position: Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Phone: (480) 883-4729
My name is Jennifer Laferriere, better known as Ms. Jen. I am so excited to be a part of your child’s educational journey this year! I am looking forward to getting to know your kiddos and I am excited to watch them grow as the year progresses! We are going to have a lot of fun learning together! Pre-K is filled with exciting growth and discovery. My main goal is to provide a safe, loving, and engaging environment, filled with a wealth of exciting and fun learning opportunities.
A little about me, this will be my second year teaching Pre-K but I am no stranger to education. This is my 7th year with Chandler Unified, 6th at Santan. I have worked as a paraprofessional in our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms, as well as in our 2nd/3rd grade specialized classroom. When I am not teaching I enjoy cheering my kids on at soccer games, having fun family time with my husband of 16 years, my 2 kids, and our 4 year old husky Lucy. Both of my kids currently attend Chandler Unified Schools. My son is a 6th grader at Tarwater and my daughter is a 9th grader at Hamilton. I also love camping, gardening, 80's hair bands and Denver Broncos football! I can't wait for an exciting year in Pre-K!
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and hold an Early Childhood Education, Birth-Age 8 teaching certificate from Rio Salado College. I also hold an endorsement in Structured English Immersion, Prek-12.
My Educational Philosophy
"Behind every child who believes in themselves, is a teacher who believed in them first" - Unknown