Phone: 815-886-3380


Degrees and Certifications:

Eastern Illinois University National Louis University - Masters Degree ELL certification

Mrs. Jen Bove

This will be my fifteenth year teaching at Irene King School.   I graduated from Eastern Illinois University and received my master’s degree in education and English as a Second Language endorsement from National Louis University.   My favorite hobbies are reading, yoga, running and cooking.

I also know that you may be feeling anxious or excited about your child starting kindergarten full day!  I have been in the same boat twice!  When both my boys started kindergarten I was nervous.  So some things that I have tried to help ease my nerves are sharing positive stories about school (talk about your experience in kindergarten), let my child know how excited I am for all the things they will learn and accomplish, and most importantly… don’t let them see you cry!  I know that’s easier said than done.  When you come to drop off your child be happy for them and show them a big smile.  This will let them know that everything will be okay. You are their biggest cheerleader! 

Please feel free to contact me with a note, phone call or email. Any concern you have is a concern of mine and by supporting each other we can help your child have a successful year in kindergarten. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!