My name is Jennifer Marker and I am a teaching resident through Kansas City Teaching Residency in Mrs. Culpepper’s 5th grade room. This is my 14th year in education, but only my first year at KCIA. Before this year I was an EL paraprofessional in Blue Springs. I graduated from Avila University and I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Urban Education from Park University. I have a 4-year-old and 1-year-old so I love spending time with my family and being outdoors. I am very thrilled to be a part of KCIA and I consider myself very lucky to have a great mentor teacher to work with and learn from as I complete my residency year.