Jennifer Valencia is a class teacher at the Waldorf School of Baltimore. She has completed a combined five-year training in both Anthroposophical Foundation Studies and Waldorf Class Teaching at the NOVA Institute in Washington DC. She has also worked as a mathematics teacher at the Saint Paul School for Girls and at Howard County Community College, and as an information designer and risk assessment analyst/mathematician at the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory. Jennifer studied premed/mathematics Suma Cum Laude at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Maryland, and at the Johns Hopkins University. She has also completed Waldorf education trainings at the Sunbridge Institute, and through The Center of Anthroposophy in movement, puppetry, and language arts. Jennifer also completed the Orton-Gillingham Elementary training which teaches reading explicitly, sequentially, visually, auditorially, and kinesthetically. Jenn has dabbled in French, Arabic, toastmasters, gardening, chicken keeping, canning, felting, and has studied voice classically. She has worked with children from birth (as a nanny) through college (as adjunct faculty), and most importantly, along with her husband, Matt, she is the mother of one current WSB student and one graduate. Jenn is grateful to be a member of WSB’s strong community of families, faculty, and alumni.