Jennifer Golminas is another one of our newest teachers in the science department, but she might seem a bit familiar to some of you as she is returning for a second teaching stint here at Waubonsie Valley. She also spent some time here last year working with Terry Wister in the ELL department. If you have worked with her in the past please be sure to welcome her back and if you have not yet met Jennifer, please be sure to introduce yourself to her.
What do you teach here at WV?
Do you coach or oversee any clubs/activities here at WV?
How many years of experience in education do you have?
23 years: WVHS – (11 years) 1996-2007, and present; Benedictine University (8 years); Other schools- York HS, East Aurora HS, Loyola University, and University of St. Francis
Why did you get into education?
To help students
Where did you go to high school?
Where did you go to college?
Illinois State University (BS), Aurora University (MA)
Where do you get inspiration from?
My travels: Outside the US, I have been to Italy, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
When not at school, where do you like to spend your time or what do you like to do? Do you have any special talents?
How I spend my time: running, traveling, cheering on the Cubs
Special talents: I can sing and play the piano.
Who do you live with?
I live with my husband and my dog Elliott, a 12-year-old golden retriever/lab mix.
What did you do this summer?
I went to a Cubs game. I took classes. I also spent time in Los Angeles and was a part of The Price is Right show. Set your DVR for October 3rd! Also in LA, I toured the Universal and Warner Brothers Studios, went to Santa Monica Pier, and got to go to Dodgers Stadium.