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  • www.burnsj@myunit5.org 
  • Hello! My name is Jennifer Burns. I teach fifth grade at Carlock Elementary. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and my Master’s degree from American College of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I began my career teaching in 3rd grade at Brigham Elementary and Cedar Ridge.  I became a fifth grade teacher at Carlock in 2016. 

    I live in Normal with my husband and our two children.  We have been married for 25 years!  Our son will be graduating this December from Illinois State University and our daughter just recently married in May and will be moving with her husband, who is a United States Marine, to California this October.   

    Some of my interests are camping, shopping, and spending time with my family and friends.  I absolutely LOVE Disney World and my favorite Disney park is Magic Kingdom.   My family and I try to go once a year to the most magical place on Earth!

    I truly love teaching!  Every day brings about new challenges,  funny stories, great learning, and my favorite are those “light bulb moments” students have in the classroom.  I am looking forward to another wonderful year!