Dr. Jennifer Emberton


School: Franklin Simpson Middle School, Simpson County
Grades/Subject: 6-8 Computer Science
Years of Experience: 8

Why did I become a teacher? My story is a little different than most. Being a first-generation college graduate, education wasn’t of much importance in my childhood and I actually didn’t enjoy school every day. However, that changed once I became a mom. My son was born with a severe bilateral hearing loss, and I wanted to do more than attend educational plan meetings. Once I started subbing and later teaching, my eyes were opened to rooms full of little people I could do more to help.

My favorite part of being a teacher is helping a struggling student make it through the day. Life’s not always fair and can be tough. If I can be there to help another through it, that is what I want to do.

When I’m not at school, you’ll find me playing on my mobile, creating something or spending time with my family.

If I could have a superpower, it would be Teleport. I’d never be late, again.

Follow Jennifer on Twitter at @270teacher.