Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in Education Administration Eastern New Mexico University B.S. in Elementary Education New Mexico State University


My name is Mrs. Jennifer Okenwa (pronounced Oh-Ken-Wuh). I don't mind going by Ms. O if that's easier though. I have been teaching for 10 years now and this will be my 11th. I have spent the majority of my career educating 2nd graders, with a few years in 3rd grade. I loved that experience because it allowed me to see where my 2nd graders need to be in order to be fully prepared for the next grade level.

I was raised in New Mexico but moved to Arizona with my wonderful husband and three kids about 4 years ago. As much as I love the city I come from, I love the amount of fun activities to do with my kids here as well as the great food we find when we visit new food spots. I enjoy spending time with my family and our favorite activity is our family tradition movie nights on Friday evenings. 

I'm very much a homebody and when I'm not running my kids around to different sports or helping them with homework, I love spending my downtime watching documentaries, scrapbooking, and occasionally shopping. 

 I enjoy fostering a passion for learning so students can realize how amazing they are and encourage one another to be their best selves.  I look forward to working with you this year to help your child grow both academically and emotionally.

Please feel free to either email me or use Class Dojo to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns :)