Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary and Special Education Montana State University-Billings Master of Education, Educational Administration University of Idaho
Jennifer Fonnesbeck teaches students in grades Kindergarten-Fifth Grade in a variety of academic and behavior/social skill groups. She is also Star Elementary's Multi-Tiered System of Support Lead assisting students and teachers throughout the Intervention process. She has been in the education world for over 20 years.
Jennifer is an active member of various volunteer organizations in the community such as, Coaching/Running the Centennial High School Mountain Bike Team through NICA-National Interscholastic Cycling Association, P.E.O. a philanthropic educational organization raising money for scholarships and grants, West Ada Education Association, and the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation Freeride team with the IFSA-International Freeski and Snowboard Association Big Mountain Ski Competition.
Jennifer has been recognized as Star Elementary's Teacher of the Year, received the State of Idaho Master Education Premium, highlighted in the textbook "Cooperative Learning in Diverse Classrooms" by Dr. JoAnne Putman, and has received various educational grants. In previous years, Jennifer has been a mentor teacher, had student teachers, presented at conferences, been a WAEA negotiator, and served on a State of Idaho Education committee. She also ran the social media accounts for a New York Time's Bestselling Author for 9 years.
Jennifer has taught in the West Ada School District in various buildings, Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada, and Kaua'i School District in Lihue, Kaua'i. Jennifer has her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education from Montana State University in Billings and her Masters of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Idaho.
When Jennifer is not working, you will most likely find her exploring the foothills, camping, traveling, or skiing with her family. Bear, the family dog, enjoys the foothills too, while Socks, the family cat, prefers to stay indoors in sunny places.