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Mrs. Shoaf (Formerly Hesseltine)
Welcome! My name is Jenny Shoaf and I teach 6th grade Math this year. I graduated from Otterbein University in Westerville with a degree in Middle Childhood Math and Science Education. This will be my fifth year teaching, and my second here in New Albany.
A few of my favorite parts about being a teacher are exploring math through hands-on activities and real-world problems. Another part (maybe the best!) is learning about each and every student; what makes them who they are, and how to get them excited about learning. Seeing my students grow, achieve and surpass goals and milestones, and share their knowledge with others, makes being a teacher the best job in the world!
I was born in Syracuse, New York, but grew up in Powell attending Olentangy Liberty High School. I earned an Associate of Science degree from Columbus State in 2011 before transferring to Otterbein University to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 2014. Starting from a young age I was always intrigued by technology and the math and science of how machines worked. In high school, I was part of the Industrial Technology Club, and had the opportunity to complete at the National Robotics Challenge in 2008. I also spend my summers teaching technologies such as Lego Robotics, Computer Programming, and Video Game Design.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Shane, my dog, Blaze and my kitten, Piper. I enjoy hiking and camping, and spending time with our families. My nephew, Cameron, is also one of my favorite parts of my spare time. He was born in April of 2017, and I am loving every second of watching him learn and grow. Family time is my favorite!
I am proud to be a part of the New Albany Plain Local School District and to learn and grow each day with my fellow Eagles!