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Jena attended CCA to take her general studies courses because she knew she wanted to transfer to a 4-year university for her bachelor’s degree. She stuck to her plan, and graduated in 1998 with an A.A. and an A.G.S., and then transferred to Metro State. Just a year later she graduated from Metro with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
While her original plan was to work in Criminal Justice or move on to law school, things worked out a little differently. “At the time of my graduation from Metro I had 3 young children, and felt law school would be too demanding on my family.”
But she didn’t stop there – instead she started substitute teaching, and in 2004 she graduated from National University with an M.Ed. She has been teaching ever since.
In 2010 Jena graduated again, this time from Liberty University with her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership.
Currently, Jena is working for the Department of Defense Education Activity and teaching at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
“I really enjoy my job and I am so grateful that I get to teach the children of our military men and women.”
Now Jena is a doctoral candidate at Liberty University, and is set to graduate with her Ed.D this year!