Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Psychology B.A. Elementary Education
My name is Jena Stucky and I live in the Denver, Colorado area. I am originally from the Florida panhandle where roaring waves and sugar white beaches were a part of my daily life. I am the wife of Matthew, and the mother of Anna, Claire, and Adrian. We have one furry friend, a Belgium shepherd, named Shadow. My oldest daughter just graduated from college with a degree in international business and will be teaching English in Spain this fall. Claire is studying medical anthropology and hopes to become a pediatrician. Adrian just graduated from high school and will attend junior college in August. I have been an educator for 20 plus years in public and private schools in both Florida and Colorado. Currently, I am pursuing a higher education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I am an avid self-directed learner who works hard to develop myself both personally and professionally. It is with great joy and humility that I join the Cherry Creek Academy staff and I look forward to a dynamic school year.
What do I believe about the education of children?
- I believe that establishing relationships with the children I teach and the parents who trust me with the education of their children, is one of the most important aspects of success in education today. These relationships are a precious gift that create trust, support, and commitment.
- I believe that all children can learn at the highest level.
- I believe in building a community of learners where we all help each other be successful to achieve our goals.
- I believe in the education of the whole child, considering children’s interest, experiences, and needs as well as academics.
- I believe in creating a child-friendly climate and culture in the classroom that is positive, safe, and engaging.
- I set high expectations for myself and the learners I teach.
- I believe that learning should be active, participatory, and adaptive.
- I believe in determination, respect, loyalty, and integrity.
- I believe that communication and feedback are key to ensure the successful learning for students and support from parents.
- I believe that mistakes are valuable learning opportunities and should be embraced.
- I hold myself and my students accountable.
- I believe that together, we will do great things this year. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
― John Dewey
(Dewey, J. (1938). Experiences in education. Macmillan.