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Jennifer Daftari's Profile


Jennifer Daftari

5th Grade Teacher

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About Me

Educational History:

  • Jay High School- Jay, OK
  • The University of Oklahoma- Norman, OK

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Jay High School- 1989
  • University of Oklahoma- 1993 (B.A. in Journalism/TV Sales & Management)
  • Northeastern State University- 1997 (Elementary Education Certificate with endorsements in English, math, reading, social studies, and science)
  • FranklinCovey Instructor
  • Great Expectations Instructor
  • J-Club Instructor

Professional Development:

  • NOAA Teacher at Sea
  • Honeywell Space Academy
  • Honeywell Advanced Space Academy
  • Mickelson ExxonMobil Teacher Academy
  • Honeywell Green Boot Camp
  • Project Dragonfly-Belize
  • Explorology
  • Great Expectations
  • Ron Clark Academy
  • Conoco Phillips Academy
  • FranklinCovey Workshops
  • Popular Science
  • NASA Endeavor
  • Sea Camp
  • Space Camp
  • Cherokee Nation-Healthy Nation
  • Spangler Science Conference
  • NSTA Conventions
  • Thunder Teacher of the Game Curriculum
  • OK Teacher of the Year Finalist Conferences

Current Position:

I have taught at Jay Public School for 21 years.  Currently I am the 5th grade science teacher.  I have also taught 5th grade math and social studies.

Previous Position:

I started teaching in 1997 at Southwest City School in Southwest City, Missouri.  I taught 7th-8th grade algebra and science. I did not always want to be a teacher.  I, in fact, was attending law school when my Mom asked me to teach a children's class at church.  I was hesitant because I didn't think I was suited to teach children.  It turned out I enjoyed it so much that I switched from OU School of Law to NSU in order to get an education degree.  I have not regretted this decision one time.  Someone once asked me how I could give up a lucrative profession to teach.  I replied, "I do not get paid in money, rather I get paid with memorable moments.  Helping a child who is hurting or seeing the enthusiasm of a child learning is something that has no monetary equal."

Family Information:

Hayden Daftari

I am blessed to be Hayden Daftari's mom!  He graduated from Jay High School in 2018.  He now attends Northeastern State University.  Out of all the things I have ever had in my life, Hayden is my favorite.  I love being his mom!

Personal Information:

  • I love to spend time with my son and my other family members.
  • I love to learn.
  • I love to walk.
  • I love to meet new people.
  • I love to try new things.
  • I love to shop (especially for jewelry and shoes).
  • Did I mention I love to learn?