My name is Jennifer Marker and this is my 2nd year at KCIA. I was an ELL paraprofessional in Blue Springs for 12 years and then I joined the Kansas City Teacher Residency. Last year I was a teacher resident in 5th grade and this year I will continue in 5th grade as a first-year teacher. I graduated from Avila University (a while ago) and I am currently working on my Master’s Degree in Urban Education through Park University. I have a wife and two young children so whatever free time I do have I enjoy spending with them, going on walks and hikes, and cooking.