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about Jennifer Jordan, B.A. Washington & Lee; M.L.S., Catholic U. of America; J.D. Catholic U. of America

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Salvete! (That's Latin for "hello!") This is Mrs. Jordan's sixth year to teach Latin to St. James middle school students! The School was thrilled when we could add that staple back in our curriculum thanks to Mrs. Jordan. In addition to teaching Latin, Jennifer Jordan also teaches 5th grade. She is more than qualified to teach American history as well! "It's always been a special interest of mine, dating back to my fourth grade field trip around my hometown on Long Island, where our village green endured a small Revolutionary War battle." She also loves ancient history, as it featured heavily during her undergraduate studies at Washington and Lee University, where Ms. Jordan earned a B.A. in Classics and English. As a law student and graduate of Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., she likewise gained a sincere appreciation of the U.S. Constitution. How lucky is St. James to have found a dedicated teacher who teaches subjects that have always been in her life. St. James is so glad she found teaching to be her true calling after practicing law with her husband for nine years. "I feel privileged to work with such sharp students who are so actively engaged in learning. I hope to instill a love for the Latin language, for the lessons that history can teach us, a love of writing, and an appreciation of great literature in each one of my students. Jennifer is married to a Texarkana native and practicing attorney, Phillip Jordan. An added bonus for the couple (as well as for the school) is that their two lovely daughters attend St. James-- Norah is a 5th grader, and Rosie is in second grade this year. "My husband and I are proud that our children are receiving a St. James education!" The Jordans are active members of St. James Episcopal Church and also participate in other community organizations. Jennifer is a past president of the Texarkana Junior League.