Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

Bullying Series: We’re Focusing On The Wrong Thing


Ms. Jennifer Hartmann Middle School Assistant Principal


Jennifer Hartmann is from the Chicago area’s south suburbs. She has been an educator for 23 years and has been a middle school and high school history, reading, writing, science, and life skills teacher and has been an assistant principal at the middle school and high school level. She is currently the 6th grade assistant principal at Memorial Junior High School in Lansing, Illinois. In 2022-23 she was the Illinois Principals’ Association South Cook County Assistant Principal of the year. She is also a Moon Scholarship Recipient and is working on her PhD in Educational Leadership at Concordia University. She lives in Lansing with her partner and their pets.


Unique perspective: I have had to persevere through many challenges and have come through the other side to thrive.


Topic Areas: School discipline, middle school years, academics, parents partnering with schools, bullying, social media.

Key takeaway:  While it is important to teach kids and adults academic and life skills strategies - the real key is kindness and consistency. Consistency matters probably more than any other trait to a child or an adult that is struggling.


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