Writer. Educator. Urban Environmentalist.
Jen Cullerton Johnson has taught in many places, including the urban classrooms of L.A., and Buenos Aires, Argentina to one room school houses in the rice fields of Murakami, Japan and deep into the mountains of Loja, Ecuador. Jen has taught English, Language Arts, ESL, Writing and Spanish. She has a MEd in and Development and holds Illinois and California for grades 6-12 in English and Spanish. She is available for to facilitate community workshops, writing seminars, curriculum development in the Language Arts, English and American literature.
A Spanish speaker, she also gives workshops and edits materials in Spanish. Jen helps develop literary grants for non-for-profits, like Project Plenty and Poets in the Schools. Currently, she is works at an inner-city all girls's Chicago Public School called Simpson Academy. Simpson Academy is a 6th to 12th grade school for pregnat and parenting mothers. Jen teaches Composition classes at St. Augustine College.
Nature Writing Workshops (K-12)
Science Writing (K-12)
Finding Your Voice (K-6)
Art of Nonfiction (K-8)
ACT/ SAT Essay Prep (High School)
Reading-Writing Connection BOOK CLUBS (Elementary and High School)
Digital Newspaper & Yearbook (Middle School)
Family Literacy Night
Readings For Families Festival
2007 Illinois Holocaust Museum Grant for Students (Maria High School)
2007 Sister Thea Bowman Award For Gender and Race Relations (Maria High School)
2007 National Council and Social Justice
Grant for Empowering Girls (Maria High School)
2008 Chicago Education Foundation Small Grant Writing Books Across the Curriculum (LEARN Charter School)
2009 Chicago Education Foundation Large Grant
Finding Afro-Latino Roots in Chicago with emphasis on Charter Education. (LEARN Charter School)
Pictures, links, and more about Jen can be found on her blog Seeds of Change. Click HERE to Read Jen's Blog
Student Centered Lessons
Writing Across Curriculum