Jennifer Neff Bekel holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and Spanish from Augustana College (Illinois). Additionally, she holds master’s degrees in bilingual/ESL education and reading from Western Illinois University. Jennifer has completed ten years of first-grade teaching for the North Scott School District and serves as the district’s coordinator of the ELL program. She is also an adjunct professor for Upper Iowa University. She enjoys collaborating with other educators and employing new teaching techniques in her classroom.