Teacher Jena reading

Jena has a BA in Human Services from Western Washington University and over twenty years of early childcare experience. Since 1996, she has worked as a nanny, an infant teacher, toddler teacher, preschool teacher, mentor teacher, and director. For ten years she operated a small home-based childcare and preschool program, Tiny Tribe, in West Seattle. Jena is a trained facilitator of Steven Glenn’s “Developing Capable Young People” parenting series and Jane Nelson’s “Positive Discipline.”

Teacher Jena at outdoor school

Jena is excited to begin her sixth year teaching at SSC Alki Co-op Preschool in West Seattle and she loves the play-based curriculum, open-ended art, and focus on social and emotional development. She and her husband Scott are the proud parents of three daughters, who are two, five, and eleven years old.