Jen Wickard has been with Lincoln Public Schools since 2015. During this time, she has served as the ELL Team Lead at Northeast High School and a Secondary ELL Teacher Leader for the district. Jen graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in middle-level education with an emphasis on English, social studies and K – 12 English Language Learners. Prior to teaching in Lincoln, she taught ELL at Crete High School in Crete, Ne. In 2010, she received her Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Doane University. Currently, she is working on her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership with plans of graduation being in the summer of 2020.
Jen grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her favorite part of growing up in town is the vast differences in cultures, communities and of course food! Her passion is helping students learn English and navigate their new school system. She loves helping teachers build upon their linguistic support strategies and create a focus of diversity, equity, and camaraderie within the classroom.