Jennifer Rogers has taught Montessori at the primary level for 16 years, seven of them at Countryside Montessori School. Jennifer graduated from Albion College with degrees in Religious Studies and English, after which she went on to earn a Master in Theological Studies from Emory University. In 1995 Jennifer attended the Montessori Institute of Atlanta and earned an AMI Primary Diploma. She went on to teach at the primary level for five years. Following this she attended the Montessori Teachers Institute of Denver earning an AMI Assistants to Infancy Diploma in 2000. In 2003 Jennifer joined the staff of Countryside Montessori in Northbrook where she continues to teach a primary class.
Jennifer is committed to professional development and has continued to learn as a teacher. She has a strong passion for reading and literature. This interest led Jennifer to learn to assist children who struggled to acquire reading skills. She is certified in Orton Gillingham and is continuing to broaden her knowledge of reading approaches that support emerging readers who are having trouble reaching fluency. Jennifer is now a reading advisor to the teachers at Countryside at both the Primary and Elementary Levels. Jennifer is also a passionate and accomplished writer. She has written articles that were published in the Chicago Tribune Local section and has also written articles published by NAMTA and AMI.