🍎 Welcome Back New Staff Member Jennifer Leonard
Jennifer grew up in Livonia, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University where she graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Jennifer worked as a pediatric OT in inpatient and outpatient settings for over ten years in Muncie, Indiana and Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 2004, Jennifer began teaching in the 2's class at GFCC, a position she held until 2014. Following this, Jennifer worked for the Town of Cary as a Preschool instructor with a focus in math, science and kindergarten readiness.
Jennifer has been married to her husband, Jim, for 24 years, and they live in Cary. Their children, Cameron (22) and Cooper (20), both attended GFCC. They now attend Penn State University and Mount St. Mary's University respectively, and they both play Division I sports (ice hockey and lacrosse).
When she has the time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, reading, and walking her dog, Piper.
We welcome Jennifer back to the staff of GFCC as a co-teacher in the 4-day Young Fours Penguins classroom.