My name is Jennifer Marker and this is my 5th year at KCIA. I taught 5th grade for two years and this is my third year in 3rd grade. I was an ELL paraprofessional in Blue Springs for 12 years before joining the Kansas City Teacher Residency through which I received a Master’s Degree in Urban Education through Park University. My wife, Cristin and I have two children, (Ellie and Rhys), a dog (Oscar), and three goats (Phineas, Ferb, and Candace). We live on 3 acres so whatever free time I do have I enjoy spending outside in the huge garden, hanging out with the goats, watching football, and cooking.