Phone: (208) 855-4090
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Physical Education, Boise State University (1998) K-12 Endorsement Minor in Communication
Mrs. Jessica Jensen
Hi, my name is Jessica Jensen, I am entering my 20th year teaching Physical Education in the West Ada School District. Upon graduating from Boise State University, I started my teaching career sharing my time between McMillan, Lake Hazel and Eagle Elementary. I was happy to move to Discovery the year it was built (2003). I love teaching PE and instilling a love of being active with my students. My husband (Shaun) and I have three boys: Luke (14), Chase (12) and Cole (8), and it seems our household is active ALL THE TIME! My eldest son, Luke, attended Discovery and will now be a 9th grader at Renaissance High School. Chase will be a 7th grader at Heritage Middle School and Cole is excited for third grade here at Discovery! So along with teaching at Discovery, I also get to enjoy the parent perspective and getting to know the wonderful families that attend our school.
I truly believe it is the partnership between parents and teachers that help make a child's education meaningful and successful. At Discovery, students have the opportunity to participate in Discovery Dashers (our run/walk club that meets twice a week throughout the entire school year), Jump Rope for Heart (Feb.), the District Speed Jump Competition (March) and the District Fun Run (April). Once again, we are a "Fuel Up to Play 60 school" through successful grant writing. With the funds awarded to Discovery through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, I have purchased new equipment that allows all our students to be successful, along with new equipment and tools for our cafeteria. It is exciting to be part of a school where there are multiple ways to get active beyond the regular PE classroom.
My goal is to inspire your child to get up and get moving. Your support of my efforts and programs is greatly appreciated! Feel free to contact me any time if you would like to volunteer, or would just like to witness the fun we are having in PE--the more the merrier!