A little bit about me....
My name is Jennifer Cunningham. This is my 6th year at Santa Fe High School. However, I have almost 20 years of experience as a teacher and have taught in districts in the Houston area. The students will do lots of labs and activities that will enhance their science experience. Students will also have an opportunity to go on field trips and have guest speakers in class. I have taught a wide range of Biology, Aquatic Science, Earth and Space, Food Science, Human Anatomy and Physiology and Integrated Physics and Chemistry. This year, I get the privilege of Aquatic Science and Human Anatomy and Physiology. I also will have the privilege of being the first embedded college history professor at SFHS. This means I am employed both College of Mainland and SFISD to teach college level history at SFHS. In addition, on my off time, I teach part time as a United States History adjunct professor at San Jacinto College.
A graduate of Alvin High School, I attended community college in Alvin. Then I earned my teaching certification and bachelor degree in biological science from University of Houston: Clear Lake (UHCL). I continued my education at UHCL and earned a master degree in History.
In my personal life, I enjoy time with my wonderful family and my dogs. My parents were high school sweethearts and were married nearly 40 years before my dad passed away. My younger brother (only sibling) works at NASA as a computer tech. A few years ago, I became a mommy to a beautiful daughter. She is my first child and I truly love being a mommy. Play time, Reading time and Peek-a-boo is some of our favorite activities we do together.
I love animals as I have currently have 3 dogs, a red ear turtle and a fish tank at home. Over the years, I have many gerbils, hamsters, turtles, other dogs, a horse and even fostered a kitten for a year. I also have a fish tank and a Betta fish tank in my classroom. If I am not hanging out with my family, I am enjoying time with friends doing activities like bowling, putt-putt, movies or playing board games.
My faith is very important to my personal life and I have attended the same church in Alvin for over 35 years. My faith is my center pole of my life and helps keep me grounded to what is important in life - love and precious time with my family, making a difference to people's lives and giving back to those in the community.
I truly love teaching and believe it is a special gift that I have been given to help shape students lives. It gives me great joy to not only teach students the information but know that I make a difference even if it is just for a while. Being able to teach courses such as US History, aquatic science and anatomy and physiology gives me an opportunity to not only teach the basic information about these topics but to help shape the future generations that will be in charge of improving our world.
If there is anything I can assist you with or if you have any questions, please contact me so I can further help the student achieve success.
- 1st Period: Dual Credit History (College of Mainland)
- 2nd Period: Dual Credit History (College of Mainland)
- 3rd Period: Human Anatomy and Physiology
- 4th Period: Human Anatomy and Physiology
- 5th Period: Aquatic Science
- 6th Period: Aquatic Science
- 7th Period: Conference
- 8th Period: Aquatic Science
Tutorials in Room G105
- In classroom on Monday and Wednesday after school until 3:15pm
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