Ms. Powell's Bio
Ms. Powell teaches Kindergarten and is excited to join the Decatur community! She grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and holds her BS in Early Childhood Education from Miami University, Ohio and has her MEd in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in English as a Second Language from Erikson Institute.
Prior to Decatur, Ms. Powell worked at Latin School of Chicago in their Junior Kindergarten program and served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines as an Elementary teacher. During her time in the Philippines, Ms. Powell worked with students K-6 focusing in English and Reading, and initiated various community projects. Ms. Powell is passionate about early childhood and feels grateful to witness the social-emotional, and academic growth that her young students make in the classroom.
Outside of the classroom, Ms. Powell enjoys spending time outside walking along the lakefront, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
My name is Brenda Jenkins and I am a classroom assistant. I have been working at Decatur Classical School for eight years. I have worked with students in various grades. I enjoy reading, walking, and spending time with my family. I enjoy working with students and watching them grow! I am looking forward to an amazing year with the students!