Hello PVS families!
I am so thrilled to be a part of the PVS community. In my time here I have been so impressed by the caring collaborative staff, amazing students and supportive families. Thank you so much for welcoming me with such open arms.
To introduce myself, I am Jennifer Stackhouse, students call me Dr. J. I was born in Canada, lived in a cabin my dad built in Alaska, grew up mostly in Madison, WI, and have lived in Portland for the last 22 years. I was a professional ballet dancer and dance teacher, I have a degree in fine art, with an emphasis on Sculpture. My husband Ty is a stay at home dad and artist, and we have two daughters Ava (10) and Eleanor (7) who attend Arleta K-8 in SE Portland.
I was a teacher in Beaverton for 10 years at West Tualatin View Elementary and Vose Spanish Immersion Elementary, and was the District Intervention Coordinator K-8 in Gresham-Barlow for 4 years, as well as a principal in Scappoose. I have a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Foundations with a focus on teacher collaboration, administrative support for collaboration and teacher job satisfaction as a result of collaborative work.
If you would like to learn more about me, please check out my website drstackhouse.com - there you can learn more about my leadership style, my experience with neuro-diversity, the books I am reading etc. I look forward to meeting you at the First Friday Community Coffee.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us!
All my best,