Mrs. Zajac is embarking on her 24th year of teaching, with 16 years of those years in kindergarten. She began her career in North Carolina, teaching first grade in a rural public school then moving on to teach 4th grade in an inner city school. After her kids were born, she worked in a private school for a few years, teaching preschool and kindergarten. When her youngest son started school, she returned to teach 5th grade in her neighborhood public school.
Mrs. Zajac and her family moved to Colorado in 2005 where she began teaching kindergarten at Ave Maria Catholic School. She completed her Master's of Education degree in 2012 from Regis University with a K-12 licensure as a Reading Specialist.
Mrs. Zajac came to PCK for the 2013-14 school year to embark on a new adventure and she is delighted to be in kindergarten again! When she is not teaching, Mrs. Zajac is spending time on the shooting range with her family, hiking in this gorgeous state, practicing yoga, checking her Fitbit for her latest stats, piddling in her garden, baking something gluten free or reading a novel to meet her Goodreads goal for the year!
Her last name is pronounced (Zay-jack). Be careful when spelling, it doesn't have a "k" on the end!
Just Some of Her Favorite Things:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher’s Name: Jenni Zajac
Things I am allergic to: DAIRY & GLUTEN
Hot Drink: London Fog, Chai tea latte (non-dairy), NO COFFEE please.
Cold Drink: sweet iced tea, raspberry water, iced green tea
Snack/Treat: kettle popcorn, nuts, dairy-free dark chocolate (yes, it exists:)
Fruit: ALL, dried too!
Candy: any sweet & salty combo, gummy bears, Jordan almonds
Restaurants: Egg & I, Indochine, Chili's, Junz
Lunch take out: Tokyo Joe’s, Chick-fil-a
Places to shop/Gift cards: Hobby Lobby, Kohls, Lakeshore Learning, Teacher Pay Teacher
Nail Place/Spa: Get Nailed, Elements Massage
Flower: sunflowers, peonies, pink roses, dahlias, delphinium
Scent: Soft floral: Bath &Body Works Hello Beautiful, Gingham, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Love and Sunshine
Sports Team: Not into sports, avid reader instead.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading historic fiction, Christian fiction. Baking gluten free. Gardening. Yoga. Corgis. Queen Elizabeth & the Royal family. Raising chickens.
Things I collect: Colorful pens & stationary, anything floral, pretty journals, tea.
Pets: Scout-1 year old corgi, Ellie-3 year old corgi; Charlie-3 year old golden (my grand-dog:)
Things I could use to make the classroom better: Seasonal Scented hand soap or lotion, scented stickers, play dough, puzzles