Ms. Mitten is excited to be joining the staff at Decatur Classical School this year teaching Latin. She has been a Latin teacher in Illinois and Wisconsin for the past 15 years and looks forward to guiding young learners in their Classical studies. Ms. Mitten has a B.A. in Latin from Monmouth College and she has been a member of the American Classical League and Illinois Classical Conference. She also formerly worked with Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. She earned a M. Ed. in Teaching, Learning and Assessment from National Louis University where her action research project was about Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. Jennifer hopes to engage students through the power of storytelling.