Jen Storey Special Education Facilitator
I am a wife, mother to seven sons, daughter, sister, friend, traveler, teacher, learner, gatherer, creative, passionate, seeker of truth and light
I was born in upstate New York 50 years ago, but have been converted to the Wild West and mountains and now call Utah home. I currently work in public education with students who have reading disabilities and behavior challenges. Before becoming a special educator, I worked in marketing and public relations.
Simple elegance, organized, flexible and fair are some words I am currently using to describe myself. I love talking in different accents. My Brooklyn accent is probably my best. Art is a passion and I dabble in collage. I am very fortunate to be married to an artist who inspires me with his creations. I like exercising, skiing, biking, camping and saying namaste. Reading and traveling are essential to my soul. Books I have read that are currently impacting my thinking: “The Smartest Kids in the World” by Amanda Ripley and “How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough.
I love music, photography and 18th/19th/20th century British drama much to the dismay of my all male household. I enjoy reducing, reusing and recycling and have had some success gardening with my compost. I am profoundly grateful to live in America where opportunities abound and dreams still come true.
I value meeting people and enjoy sharing meaningful conversations together. I am grateful for all the good people throughout the world doing simple acts of kindness that bless us all.
I was impressed with this quote by J.K.Rowling “If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful, but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, then it will not only be your proud families who celebrate your existence, but thousands and millions of people whose reality you have helped transform for the better. We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
I try to imagine better everyday!
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