Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor degree in Education from Ohio University, Minor in ABA Degree in Education/Business: Washington State Community College Licensed PK-6 in all subject areas Licensed K-12 Social Studies Licensed K-12 Intervention Specialist & Behavior Therapist
Ms. Jenny Hunkler
I am originally from a small rural town in the Ohio Valley, Barnesville, Ohio. I have a large beautiful family in Ohio, including 5 siblings. I have one son, Austin, who we call Bear. I moved to Jacksonville because of the beautiful weather and to be closer to the beaches. I love to swim in the ocean and my son loves to salt water and fresh water fish.
I have lived, traveled & studied all over the USA & traveled to to many countries: Mexico, Jamaica, Europe: Italy, Germany, etc. as a child/young adult. I went to many different elementary schools as a child;including California, Arizona, Grand Tetons & Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming where I developed a love for Geography, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Archaeology, & Native American studies. I love to teach my students through stories & books from history that get children excited about learning. I believe in helping each child build a strong character & love for learning. If they love to come to my class everyday then they will begin to love to learn about topics that interest them. It is also my goal that each student will gain a broader view of the world through Social Studies.
*Educational Philosophy: I believe in educating the whole child in a positive and encouraging learning environment. I strive to help my student's reach their highest academic potential in all areas of school. I facilitate high academic achievements with my students. My goal has always been to use behavioral and academic interventions that will reach every student in my classes. I want to have a positive impact on the daily lives of my students. I know that education is the solution to poverty & injustice in the world and I believe every child has a right to succeed in a safe & positive school environment. Parent & family interaction in my classroom is always welcome.
* Teaching Certification: NC & Ohio K-6 all subject areas, K-12 Social Studies
* Licensed Intervention Specialist in State of Ohio for specially designed instruction, K-12
* 22 years experience with ABA ( Applied Behavior Analysis) & Behavior Therapy
*Mindfulness educator with specialization in drum circles & healing through mindfulness & meditation for all ages children & adults
* Studied for years with Don Juan Matus, a World reknowned Star Knowledge Elder & Native Plant Healer and studied with Elder & Pa'risha a Cherokee teacher, ceremonial leader and elder