_DSC0097Jenny Armocida is originally from Ohio. Before moving to Ashevillle in 2013, Jenny lived in the beautiful Hudson River Valley of New York, where she taught fifth grade at Blue Rock School – a private school that is remarkably similar to Rainbow!

Jenny holds a Master’s Degree in Education, and is very creative, compassionate, and accomplished in all seven domains.

Jenny’s teaching style is energetic and joyous. She develops close relationships with students and creates a positive classroom culture. She is talented at following students’ interests and skilled at encouraging young writers to produce work they never thought possible. Jenny has the flexibility, good humor and huge heart to roll with upper elementary student’s quirks and emotions.  One of her favorite units to teach is the social entrepreneurship unit, where students create and run their own socially beneficial businesses.  In 2015, Jenny was awarded the Leavey Award, a national teaching award that recognizes excellence in entrepreneurship education.  In addition to a monetary award to further her curriculum, she had the opportunity to give a presentation about Rainbow Community School’s entrepreneurship program at the National Social Studies conference in New Orleans.

Jenny is a life-long learner who loves being a perpetual student through classes in creative writing, foraging for wild edibles, and letterpress printing, to name a few!

You can reach Jenny at: Jennifer.Armocida@rainbowlearning.org