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Brennen’s Jennifer Cohen named CSD Teacher of the Year!

Special education teacher Jennifer Cohen has earned the prestigious award of Christina School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2022-2023 and has been chosen to represent Christina in the Delaware Department of Education State Teacher of the Year competition, which will be announced this fall.

"Our teachers go above and beyond for our students and families. We are very proud of Jen, and we know that her students and colleagues are too.  This award is a testament to all of the hard work our teachers do to make a difference in the lives of countless students each day.  Congrats on your award,” said Dr. Deirdra Joyner, Christina’s Deputy Superintendent of Schools.

The annual District selection committee chose Jen from an outstanding pool of building-level Teachers of the Year. Jen holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Education of Students with Autism and Severe/ Profound Disabilities from the University of Delaware. During her 15 years with Christina School District, Jen has served as a classroom teacher and case manager for students from kindergarten through high school age who receive special education services.

"I spend my school days surrounded by a family of amazing educators, therapists, and caregivers.  I'm inspired every day but the hard work and unique perspectives of our incredible students.  I enjoy watching them teach us who they are and who they want to become as they each develop their unique voices.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak up on behalf of this incredible community. ” said Cohen.

Jen has enjoyed contributing to her school community through her work in the PTA, special events committee, social skills committee, and helping to prepare new teachers in the field. She believes that the purpose of education is to prepare students for a meaningful adult life of their choosing.  She aspires to help her students find their unique voices and to empower their self-determination.  Jennifer is recognized as Teacher of the Year at the Brennen School for 2022-2023.

 

Congratulations to Jennifer Cohen for this outstanding recognition.