Mrs. Jennifer Coennen

Reading Specialist


Sward School


(708) 952-7721 x7721


B.A. in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University (2002)
M.A. in Reading from Olivet University (2011)
Reading Specialist Certified

I chose to become an educator because:

first and foremost, I love kids!!! Second, I love books and reading!!! It goes without saying then that being a teacher is the ideal job for me. Since 3rd grade, the year of my favorite teacher, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. It’s a rewarding career where you can make a difference in a child’s life and have a lasting impression on the person they become.

I publish information about my classroom and keep my families informed by:

I send out a monthly newsletter that includes specific details about the month’s activities and events. A paper copy of this newsletter is distributed in the Take Home Tuesday folders and also sent out through Skyward. In addition, I keep my families informed by sending out messages through Skyward as needed.

During my time off, I like to:

I enjoy my precious time off by spending it with my 3 children and husband.