Hello! My name is Jennifer Bishop and I am the new EL Team Lead and ESL teacher at Jefferson this year.  I am excited to join the wonderful staff and students here. I have been teaching ESL for many years at schools in Minneapolis, Roseville, and Saint Paul, most recently at Folwell School.  At Saint Olaf College I earned my BA in French and Russian languages; I did my graduate work at Hamline University.  I also trained as a French teacher at a university in Montpelier, France, and have taught French to all ages of students.  Studying and working with languages is one of my passions. I am lucky to have had opportunities to study in three different countries and to travel to several others.  This has given me valuable first hand experiences with language learning and living in a new culture.


When I am not working, I enjoy reading, traveling, and being active outside; I love biking, hiking, camping, and gardening.  I have two wonderful sons who often play outside and travel with me.  


I look forward to a year full of learning and growth at Jefferson Community School.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about ESL programs or services.