Hi!  My name is Jen Bahn and I am thrilled to be a first grade teacher here at Jordan Elementary School this year!  This will be my 12th year teaching.  I taught my first 4 years in New Prague, 6 years in Chaska at Jonathan Elementary, and last year teaching third grade here at Jordan! I taught 1st grade in Chaska and I loved everything about it! I'm thrilled to be back! It is such an exciting time!

I  live in Jordan with my husband Cullen,our daughters Avery and Harper, and our son Beckett.  Avery will be a second grader here this year, Harper will be 4 in October and Beckett was just born on March 27!  My husband Cullen is an Administrative Dean of Students at Chanhassen High School.  Jordan is a special place to me and am so happy to be teaching here.  I graduated high school from Jordan and my parents and sister and her family still live here as well.  I received my degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2004 , and my Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University
in 2007.

When I'm not teaching, I love spending time with my family, especially my silly, fun, kids! I'm sure you will hear lots of stories about them!  We like to go to the park, play outside, watch my nieces and nephews
sporting events, snuggle and watch movies.  I also like to go shopping, take pictures, travel, and read books.  I am so excited for all of the books we will get to read together this year in 1st grade. That is one of my favorite parts! Another exciting thing about this year is that you will get to have a pen pal from another state! We will write letters to each other to help us become better writers and hopefully even make a new friend. We will have so much fun together this year, and learn so many new things. I can't wait! I know we are going to have the best year!

 Please contact me anytime with any questions or concerns you might have.  Together, I know that we will make this a wonderful year for your child!