The Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Evans as the new Coordinator of District Educational Technology (STEAM) at the November 3, 2022 regular board meeting. "We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to the District's Administrative team," said Superintendent Deborah A. Flores. "We all know she is a phenomenal teacher, and are thrilled that she will now share her wealth of technology knowledge with our staff."
Jennifer has been a teacher at Rod Kelley Elementary School since 1997, teaching both third and fifth grade. While teaching, Jennifer was trained in and utilized many research based strategies to promote student achievement in the Common Core State Standards and California English Language Development Standards. She focused on meeting the needs of all students by using district-adopted curriculum with Thinking Maps and Whole Brain Teaching. She has presented to GUSD teachers at a number of staff development days. While at Rod Kelley, Jennifer participated in the Academic Lead Team in addition to numerous district committees such as the curriculum adoption committees for the most recent adoptions of English Language Arts, math, and science curriculum for elementary schools.
Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University with a major in Liberal Studies and a minor in Spanish. She earned her teaching credential from San Jose State University, her Masters in Teaching from Grand Canyon University, and her preliminary administrative credential in the Leaders in Education Administration Program at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She was the 2019 GUSD Teacher of the Year as recognized by the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Jennifer has three children. Her two oldest daughters are currently in college preparing to be teachers, and her youngest daughter completed the dual immersion program at Rod Kelley and is now an eighth grader in Morgan Hill.