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Jennifer Berney

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What inspired you to get into the field of education?: 

I love all things school related, and I especially love working with young adults. Teaching has been the most rewarding part of my life since I began my career in 2007. I am inspired daily by the students, staff, and community at Polaris.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?: 


The students!

I am a person who values service and relationships. I am able to give back to my community and country by being a teacher and also form relationships that inspire and fulfill me. The way teaching gives back to me is the most rewarding part of the job. 


General background information (years in education, degree(s), Universities/Colleges attended): 

Eaton High School - 2000

B.A. English-Colorado State University - 2005

M.A English-Southern New Hampshire University 2016

Educational Leadership & Human Resources (Principal Licensure)-2019


I  am a life-long athlete, sports fanatic, and nature enthusiast. In my free-time, I like to golf, run, camp, fish, and garden. I am happily married with four kids.

Thought Provoking Quote: 

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

― Maya Angelou

My Classroom

Courses Taught: 

Advanced Reading

Short Fiction

Creative Writing

Media Analysis

Classical Humanities

American Literature and Composition

British Literature and Composition

FRCC 1021 & FRCC 1022

About My Classroom: 


I am a firm believer that my role as a teacher is to empower students to learn how to take control of their own educational outcomes. Learning is a lifelong endeavor, and as an educator it is my job to prepare kids to apply the literacy skills that they gain at Polaris in their own lives. I believe in choice and that students deserve to have access to high quality teaching techniques and materials. I work diligently to give them hands-on learning opportunities that mimic what they will encounter outside of the classroom. I also want kids to love being in my classroom, so I work even harder to build relationships with every student I teach. 


PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.