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Jennifer Fillipovich

High School Teacher

Bachelor of Science, Applied Management, Ohio University; Education degree, English 7–12 and Special Education K–12, Wheeling Jesuit University

 

Ms. Fillipovich teaches 10th grade intervention and co-teaches 10th grade Geometry and English 10. She has been teaching since 2015 and joined GRCA in 2020. Mrs. Fillipovich shares more below.

My Teaching Background and Experience

The last 5 years I taught at a brick-and-mortar school. I spent two years teaching middle school English and then moved into the co-teaching environment as an intervention specialist in middle and high school for 2 years. My last year in the brick and mortar, before joining Connections Academy, was in the high school multi-handicap classroom. I joined Great River Connections Academy in 2020 and I will say that this is the first time that when I get up in the morning that I don't feel the pressure of a "job" because I truly love what I do and the people that I work with.

Why I Became an Educator

I became a teacher later in life when I decided to pursue my college degree in nutrition, but I fell in love with the students I was working with at the time subbing at my kid's school district. I was a substitute working while getting my degree in the multi-handicap classroom and knew that was where my heart needed to be. Although nutrition was my passion, I felt the need to work with students and show everyone that they can do and learn just like everyone else no matter what struggles they face.

The Benefits of K-12 Online Learning

I became a teacher later in life when I decided to pursue my college degree in nutrition, but I fell in love with the students I was working with at the time subbing at my kid's school district. I was a substitute working while getting my degree in the multi-handicap classroom and knew that was where my heart needed to be. Although nutrition was my passion, I felt the need to work with students and show everyone that they can do and learn just like everyone else no matter what struggles they face.

Students learn that communication within the team is a key component just like in a job. Responsibility in their work, completing it and staying on track is in their hands which also builds skills they need after high school whether going to college or seeking employment. We are here to provide them with the best education and their education lies within their own hands.

If you want something and work hard for it, you can do whatever it is that you want to do.

— Ms. Fillipovich

Message for Prospective Families Choosing Online School

Take the step and allow your child the opportunity to grow in their education and prepare themselves to enter the world with life skills that are needed in any field they pursue.

My Interests

I enjoy running, yoga, kayaking and spending time with my family. We live in the country and have 3 dogs (Karma, American Bulldog; Phoebe, Shiatzu; Jinx, German Shepherd) and a cat, Calvin Klein. I have completed multiple marathons including the NYC marathon twice, countless half marathons and 2 Ultras (50 and 35 miler).

 
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