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Mrs. Jennifer Kiefer


     Hello!  My name is Jennifer Kiefer. I am so honored to join the Harbison West family! I have been in education for 13 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Education. I have taught grades K, 1, 3, 5, 8, and have been a reading recovery teacher, as well as taught Act and SAT prep courses.  This is my first year in 4th grade and I am looking forward to a fun and exciting year!

     I grew up on a military family so I have traveled a lot and have visited and attended school in several different countries. I attended college in Illinois at Southern Illinois University.  After college, I backpacked Alaska for six months and worked on a fishing boat to earn money. When I returned to the lower 48, I joined my family in North Carolina and began my teaching career. There I met my husband. We have been together 23 years! He has been a Chiropractor in Lexington for the last 6 years. We have twin boys, Caleb and Holden, who are in the 4th grade here at HWES.

    I promote community in the classroom and believe that we are one big classroom family.  I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work with you and your children. I look forward to getting to know each of you and have an open door policy. You are always welcome in the classroom. Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns, as well as to volunteer any time!  I am reached the quickest on the REMIND app. Together we will work hard to ensure that your students has a wonderful and successful year. I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!