Jennifer Niileksela

Jennifer Niileksela

Montessori Primary Assistant

My Bio

Hello! My name is Jennifer Niileksela and I am thrilled to be joining the Montessori team this year at San Tan. I have been married to my husband Mike for 18 years and together we have four children. Our oldest son graduated from STCS last year, My daughter Amy is a junior this year, our son Wesley is in 8th grade and we have a 2nd grader named Shane. Over the years I have been fortunate to have been able to work from home, attend school and be with our children.

I moved to Arizona from Los Angeles Ca. where I grew up, besides the beach I do not miss LA. After coming to Az I worked several years for a bank, and then for an engineering company where I met my husband. I decided to pursue a degree in educational psychology because of my own love for education and development. I enjoy working with children of all ages, and being able to work through implementing the learning process with them will be the most rewarding job I can think of.

Outside of work and school I most enjoy spending time with my family, running, reading and writing. I love to do just about anything outdoors from photography to hiking and camping. When I can’t get outside I like to bake and try different crafts. I am looking forward to the school year and getting to know all of the kids and their families, and I am most excited to work together to ensure a fun and successful school year.