Jessica Kjenstad2nd Grade
What do you do?
I am the 2nd Grade teacher at Westside.
How did you end up at Westside Christian School?
My husband received a call to serve as the Minister of Nurture at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. He accepted this call and began his ministry in July 2019. Meanwhile, Westside Christian School was growing. They needed to split the 1st and 2nd grades, which were combined at the time. Westside called me to teach second grade. I have been teaching here ever since.
What is your theme Bible verse?
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Tell us about your family
My husband, Mark, and I have been married since 2003. We have been blessed with a son, Ryen, and a daughter, Reah.
What is your favorite vacation destination?
A very special destination to me is the Philippines. My husband and I travelled there twice to adopt both of our children.
A favorite vacation spot would be San Diego, CA. What a beautiful area of our country with perfect weather and gorgeous sites!
I received my training at...
Martin Luther College
-Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education
I have spent time teaching a variety of lower and middle grades in both Michigan and Illinois.