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Mrs. Ippensen

Name: Jennifer Ippensen


Email Address: jippensen@longhornpower.org


Colleges Attended/Degrees Earned:           

Doane College – B.A. (1997)

University of Nebraska-Kearney – M.A.Ed. (2012)

University of Nebraska-Omaha – MFA-W (2016 – Present)


Classes/Grades Teaching:               

English 9

English 10

English 11

English 12 (Dual Credit options available through Peru State College)
     Fall Semester - ENG202: Appreciation of Literature
     Spring Semester - ENG101: English Composition

Beginning Speech

Advanced Speech (Dual Credit option available through Peru State College)
     Fall Semester - SPEECH152: Fundamentals of Speech



Prep Time:                                        

5th Period 
     Regular Schedule Monday - Thursday: 12:17 - 1:05
2:30 Dismissal Schedule on designated Fridays: 11:10 - 11:50



Speech Coach

Yearbook Sponsor


Philosophy of Teaching/Why I Teach:

As an educational guide, I enjoy designing and implementing curriculum that challenge students to develop skills necessary for their current and future educational and professional endeavors.  I encourage students to engage in meaningful exploration, think critically, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and create finished products they are proud of.


Favorite Part of Teaching:              

It is difficult to choose a single favorite part, but one of the best things about teaching is that I am actively engaged in the learning process on a daily basis.  I personally search out tools and strategies for use in the classroom and try new things, but I also learn from students as I facilitate their learning and enjoy the “aha moments” when those particularly evasive concepts are grasped.


Teaching Experience:                 

I have taught junior high, high school, and dual credit English and Language Arts classes at Central Catholic High School of West Point, Lyons-Decatur Northeast, McCool Junction Public Schools, and Shickley Public Schools.


Other Interests:

I write literary fiction and enjoy reading, problem-solving, working collaboratively, and taking part in activities that foster creativity.


My husband Derek and I have been happily married since 1998, and we were blessed with twin daughters, Sophie and Stella, in 2007.  We have a sweet, little Shih Tzu named Button.