Profile: Garrett guides students

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By Savannah Lyman, Reporter

Rangeview High School has gained many new staff members this school year; one of the many new teachers is Jennifer Garrett, who has come to teach students the Spanish language. Mrs. Garrett may speak fluent Spanish, but that is not the only thing that she brings to the table.

Garrett is not here just to teach but is also here to help those who need a friend; her door is always open for a student looking to talk.

“I love helping people! I’m here to help in any way that I can,” said Garrett.

Going through her school years, she did not have the easiest experiences, which has helped shape her into the woman she is today.

“When I was a student in school I phased through many challenges; bullying, homelessness, etc. I really looked up to my teachers,”  said Garrett, “they helped me realize education could give me a better life.”

Despite the fact that she went through many challenges, that did not stop her from living a happy life. Garrett has been happily married for eight years and has two kids; one of which has autism.

Garrett has taught at many different schools including public, private, and even online schools. This will be her 13th year of teaching, although she says to her it feels just like her first. With all the schools she has worked for, she says Rangeview High school especially stands out to her.

“I’ve lived in Aurora for two years and I wanted to find a school in my community,” said Mrs. Garrett. “I heard wonderful things about RHS, so I checked it out and I am happy I did.”

Garrett is currently teaching Spanish 1 and 2 for students here at Rangeview. Her best advice for those taking Spanish is to review notes for at least 15 to 20 minutes everyday and ask for help if you need it.

“Mrs. Garrett is a great teacher because she connects to the students. You could tell her anything,” said junior Elly Smith. “I can have fun while learning a new language.”

Even though Garrett has worked at a lot of schools, she says Rangeview seems to be her favorite so far.  

“I have to say I really enjoy working here so far. I’ve never seen so much school spirit. I look forward to coming to work every day,” said Garrett.
As Garrett teaches the language of love, she also continues putting smiles on her students faces.