Mrs. Jennifer Elam

Phone: 623-376-4353


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Mrs. Jennifer Elam

Hello students and parents!

My name is Jenny Elam and I am the 5th grade Renaissance teacher for this school year. I am very excited to be joining Highland Lakes School and having you in my class this year.

This is my 22nd year of teaching. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in the Pendergast District, Peoria District, and now Deer Valley District. I received my teaching degree from Grand Canyon University and went on to earn my Masters degree from NAU. 

My husband and I have been married nearly 20 years and have 3 wonderful children - Taylor (17), Jaidyn (13), and Cade (13). We all enjoy spending our time outdoors - at the lake, in the forest, fishing, kayaking, boating and off-roading. Bailey is our Chocolate Lab and Lucy is our Bulldog/Lab mix. 

Though we are starting off this year differently, my expectations for students are still high. We will problem solve, explore, and create things together. While we are working together, communication is of the upmost importance. Please feel free to email me at or send a message through Remind or text the number 81010 with the message @2021mrsel to join Remind text messages. A ClassTag was also created, please see email invites for that.