About Mrs. Washburn

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    My name is Jennifer Washburn and I am thrilled to be working with your child. After my undergraduate education at Rowan University, I began my career as a 4th grade teacher in Monmouth County.  From 2003 until January 2014, I was a 5th grade teacher at Memorial Elementary. 


    In that time I went on to earn a Master's Degree in Teaching with a concentration on Curriculum Design and Instruction from Marygrove University.  In 2010, I was honored with the Governor's Teacher of the Year Award.


    I am a lifelong learner;  I became a teacher because I love school. It is my goal to instill the same thirst for knowledge in my students and my own children as well.  I have continued to further my education by taking post-graduate courses on a myriad of topics ranging from differentiated instruction to specific subject areas.  I hold my Specialized Certification in Gifted and Talented Education.  


    My current assignment enables me to teach the Challenge students a variety of topics across the curriculum. Please contact me with any questions, concerns or ideas! jwashburn@obps.org