Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Middle Grades Education: Science and Social Studies
Ms. Jennifer Walmsley
I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in middle grades education, specializing in science and social studies. This will be my eighteenth year of teaching and a reunion for working with HJ MacDonald. For the past ten years I have been working with schools to earn their NC STEM School certification and I am excited to bring that knowledge back to Craven County. In 2015 I was awarded a Kenan Fellowship where I worked closely with a cohort of elite educators to develop STEM curriculum for teachers to use in their classrooms. I have been working with Kenan Fellows in the summer months, along with the A+ Schools Program and the Wilson Whirligig Park to train elementary teachers on how to design their own STEM curriculums to integrate art and the Whirligig Park into their classrooms. My teaching philosophy focuses on STEM integration and bringing the community and real world problem solving into the classroom. I am excited to work with our HJ family and to awaken the STEM skills in our students.