#TeamTuesday – Jennifer Wheeler

How well do you know the NAC Youth Programs staff? Each week we will be highlighting a different instructor, coordinator, or manager from the youth programs department to help you get to know our team! Want to nominate your favorite youth programs instructor? Fill out the form below!

Miss Jennifer is this week’s #TeamTuesday team member of the week! This is Jennifer’s tenth year teaching dance at the NAC. Besides the dance department, Jennifer worked several years as a camp counselor for Camp NAC and for the past three years, has also worked weekends in the party department. For the past year she has been training for her Cecchetti Ballet Grade 1 Certification. She graduated from Temple University with a BS in Biochemistry and is one class shy of her Masters in Education. Jennifer lives in Newtown with her two kids.

Get to know Jennifer!

1. What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is definitely working with the kids! Hands down, working with kids, is the most rewarding job!

2. Why did you choose this profession?

I started out as a high school chemistry teacher because I have always been a huge science buff. Music and dance have always been a passion of mine and a very big part of my life,  and when I had my own kids, I decided to change career paths and start teaching dance.

3. Do you have any pets?

I have a huge Newfoundland named Josh. He’s 3 and weighs 165 pounds! He is the cutest little thing with the best personality!

4. If you could go back in time, who would you spend a day with?

If I could go back in time, I think i would really love to meet Abraham Lincoln and have a long conversation with him.

5. What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is raising two awesome kids into really amazing teenagers.

6. If you were a superhero, what would you want your superpower to be?

Oh my gosh, hands down, I would want my superpower to be the ability to fly!

7. Who is your hero?

I don’t really have any one person in mind, but I really admire anyone who has the courage to stand up and be different and think for themselves.

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