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Meet your Oshki Ogimaag Community School staff: Jeana Van Dyne

May 11, 2024 06:09AM ● By Editor
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A Boreal Community Media exclusive - May 11, 2024

Come learn more about Jeana Van Dyne, one of the amazing staff members at Oshki Ogimaag Community School!

What is your role/title at Oshki Ogimaag Community School? 

My roles at Oshki Ogimaag Community School are I am the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade Teacher, the Environmental Education Coordinator, and an Educator Member of the OOCS Board. 

How long have you been working at Oshki Ogimaag Community School?  

I have been at Oshki Ogimaag Community School for 8 years. My first year, I taught Special Education. For six years,  I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade. This school year I am teaching  2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade.

What do you look forward to the most when coming to work each day? 

The thing I look forward to the most each day is creating engaging lessons, watching students’ personal growth throughout the year, teaching and interacting with students of all ages. I also enjoy building relationships with students, staff, and families, and collaborating with everyone in the building.

Did you always know you wanted to work in education or how did you find this path? 

I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher ever since I was at a young age. My mom was a teacher, and I would always love to come into her classroom. Every time I was home, I would go to her classroom to hang out and help.

Anything about your family/special interests you would like to share? 

I really enjoy spending time outdoors. Some of my favorite activities include gardening, four wheeling, kayaking, being on the lake, and playing softball in the summer!

Where is your favorite place to go in Cook County for a day of fun and relaxation? 

My favorite place to go in Cook County is anywhere where I can see Lake Superior.

What is a fun fact about you that many may not know about?

A fun fact about me is I started Forest Friday at Oshki Ogimaag Community School. Every Friday we go out in nature and spend some time journaling, exploring, having discussions, and presenting student discoveries to the group! 

To learn more about the wonderful things happening at Oshki Ogimaag Community School, follow this link to their school website!

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