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Lil' Sprouts Preschool

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A little bit about Miss Jen

Posted by ferleegardner on July 6, 2012 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Okay, so I am new to blogging. I just wanted to give you all a little background so you can get to know me better.

First of all, I have wanted to be a teacher for a very long time. I finally decided that I am going to just go for it and get started.

To be honest, I never dreamed I would be living in the city with my parents at my age. I always thought I would grow up, get married, have a few kids and maybe start a preschool in a small town. Funny how your plans as a youth don't always turn out exactly the way you envision them.

I grew up in the small town of Orangeville, Utah. I am the oldest of four children and I am the oldest grandchild on both of my parents sides of the family. I started babysitting when I was about 8-years-old.

I didn't really enjoy school when I was growing up but anytime somebody asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say a teacher. I was in high school when I decided I wanted to teach young children. The day I turned 18 I was called as a nursery teacher for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The children were 18-months to 3-years-old. Over the past 20 years I have taught most ages between nursery to 10-years-old.

I love the mountains and desert of Emery County, Utah. If I could choose to live anywhere it would have to be in God's Country, aka Emery County. There is such a friendly, comfortable feel about small towns. I like living here in Bountiful but Emery County will always be home.

Some of my interests and hobbies are singing, playing piano, and making beaded watchbands. I love watching movies, especially old comedies and musicals.

A few years ago I served an LDS mission. I was called to serve in the Arizona Tucson Mission. However, I never made it there due to some health issues. Through my former stake president who was serving as a counselor to the president of the Utah Provo Mission, arrangements were made for me to serve closer to home. I ended up in St. George, Utah serving part-time proselyting and the other part in the Temple Visitor's Center and Church Historic Sites. I loved it there and still consider St. George to be my second home.

Well, that is all I can think to write for now. Keep checking back especially once school starts to learn more about me and mostly about Li'l Sprouts Preschool. Our motto is, "helping your li'l sprout to grow!"