Jen is originally from Britain,
where she graduated in Textile Design with a B.A. (Hon’s) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. This training involved experience with children and young people of varying ages from 5 to 16 and then a full time teaching post in Leicester at an Inner City Community College for ages 11-16 for 4 years with responsibility for teaching the Textile Technology Curriculum to all the age range and through to exam level.
Since coming to the US in 2000 after the birth of her children, Jen did her Montessori training in early childhood at The San Francisco Bay Area Montessori Training Education Centre in 2006. She worked as an assistant teacher at Santa Cruz Montessori School 2008-2011.
In 2012 she joined the Tara Village team. When not at Tara Village School Jen is raising her three sons and enjoys the ocean and traveling.