Community Spotlight: Jen Rivera
SF Day School
 
Jen Rivera comes to SF Day with over seven years of experience in the classroom. For the past four years, she taught 4th grade at an international school in Singapore.
 
Originally from the Bronx, New York, Jen’s passion for teaching began at a young age when she would play “school” with her younger sister. She is most passionate about creating a classroom that allows kids to engage in their curiosity, take risks, and get messy! Outside of the classroom, Jen’s interests include reading, cooking, and setting challenging weight lifting goals at the gym.
 

What is one thing you like about San Francisco Day School?

There are lots of things I love about this school, but one thing I’m impressed by every day is the incredible library collection. I love walking past so many beautiful, thoughtfully chosen texts each day.

What are 3 words that describe you as a student?

Curious, shy, reflective

What is one thing that students would be surprised to know about you?

While living in Asia, I fell in love with scuba diving! To date, I’ve gone on 25 dives and have swam with giant sea turtles, octopi, and many sharks.

What is one thing you are currently learning or would like to learn?

I am currently learning how to drive. Growing up in New York City, I never got my license!