Staff Bio

Jennifer Cepeda

Grade/Focus: Full Day PreKindergarten

How long have you been at Cleveland Elementary? I have been at Cleveland School for the past 30 years. I started my Student Teaching in Ms. Steinberg’s 2nd grade classroom in January, 1993.

What do you love most about teaching? I love when children make connections between what they are learning and their real world experiences. I’d like to think that I help children learn how to be a learner and to develop the ability to see connections between facts, experiences, and ideas. 

What is your favorite thing about Cleveland Elementary? I love the sense of community here. I love building connections with all of the children, families, and staff. We all try to do our best and show kindness and help each other – it’s the Cleveland way!

If you weren’t a teacher, what other profession would you enjoy? I would love to be a garden designer.

Do you have any pets? I have a big goofy goldendoodle.  He is marvelous and mischievous. 

What is your most favorite place you have visited? Why? I loved going to Key West, Florida. The music, the architecture, the weather: it was all amazing. However, the reason it was my favorite trip was because I went with just my dad. I come from a big family, so it was so nice to have all of the attention. 

If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be? If I had any superpower, it would be to wave a magic wand and make people happy. 

How many laps did you run in the last Red Bird Hustle? How many do you think you will run in the next one? I didn’t run too many laps in the last Red Bird Hustle, but next year is my year!

Written Winter 2023

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