Welcome to 5th Grade and Room 212!
My name is Jennifer Altena and I teach 5th grade at Syre Elementary. I've been teaching at Syre since 1999 in various grades - kindergarten, fourth, fifth, sixth, library - but most of my time has been spent at fifth grade. I received my BA from Eastern Washington University and earned a Master's Degree in Education from Antioch University. I am very proud of being a National Board Certified Teacher. My own children, David (28) and Kathryn (25) attended Syre and I still live nearby so I know firsthand what a fantastic school and community this is. In addition to teaching, my favorite things to do are reading, dancing, going to the movies, and traveling with my husband Ken. I am also a huge fan of the Seattle Sounders and you'll see me at the games cheering on the team!
In our classroom we are a team, just like the Sounders. Our team consists of the students, their families, and myself. We are all working together toward a shared goal - helping students grow and achieve as learners of the highest quality. I am open to communication at any time. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com and I will get back to you as quickly as I can, usually within 24 hours.
Let's all work together to make this a great year!