A Central Noble teacher has been nominated for Teacher Honor Roll for her support of the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center's “Kinderforest” program. Her profile follows.
Jodie K. Jordan
School: Central Noble Primary
Grade teaching: Kindergarten
Education: IPFW, bachelor's degree in elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement and Outdoor Education trained
Years teaching: 18 years
City born: Kendallville
Current hometown: Kendallville
Family: Husband of 20 years and four children, ages 12, 16, 19 and 23.
Book you'd recommend: Any “Magic Tree House” book
Favorite teachers: Lon Ladig and Bob Sellers
Favorite teaching memory: Anytime I can watch the enjoyment on children's faces, when they are exploring the outdoors.
Hobbies: Working at my business, DaniJo's Thread Shop, with my lifelong friend.
Interesting fact about yourself: I enjoy participating in demolition derbies.
What advice would you give to your students as they plan for their future? Always remember to be true to yourself, honest with everyone and kind always!
Recommended by: Tom Hartzell of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College
Reason for recommendation: She “has become a real leader and advocate for our 'Kinderforest' program, even earning the Joe Wright Award from the Environmental Education Association of Indiana.”
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