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Jennifer Parks's Bio

4th Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Jennifer Parks and the classroom is my happy place! You’ll find me in 4th grade where we are growing every day!! I love the learning journeys I get to be a part of as a teacher!
I have been teaching at Advantage Arts Academy since the first year and I love it here because I strongly believe in the benefits of the arts integration model that is used in all subject areas! Visual arts and music have been a particularly significant part of my life over the years and we use those elements often in my class.
I grew up in the San Diego, California area. I love the beach and the mild climate, but I feel at home here in Utah. It’s nice having seasons that change—I especially love the fall.
I earned my bachelor’s degree at Utah Valley State University and my master’s degree at Western Governors University. I began woking as an educator in California where I taught at charter schools. I also worked as a tutor. I spent my summers and breaks creating and running art camps, cooking camps, and paint nights for kids of all ages. Nowadays, in my spare time, I can often be found painting, reading, playing board games, and spending time with my family (including my two perfect sons and my two quirky cats).