My name is Jennifer Marker and this is my 3rd year at KCIA. I taught 5th grade for two years and this will be my first year with a great 3rd grade team. I graduated from Avila University in 2003 and I was an ELL paraprofessional in Blue Springs for 12 years before joining the Kansas City Teacher Residency. This spring I finished 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.