Jennifer Head joined the Hayden teaching staff in January 2017. She is a member of the World Languages Department. She teaches all Spanish 1 classes.
She graduated from Hayden Catholic High School and Washburn University, where she majored in Spanish. She has traveled extensively throughout Spain and lived and studied in Barcelona. While raising her family, she tutored students in Spanish, and worked as an International Programs and ESL tutor at Washburn University.
She and her husband, Torrey, have two children, Jacob, a graduate school student at Washburn University and member of the Ichabod baseball team, and Hallie, a sophomore at Washburn University. She and her family are members of Christ the King Parish.
In 2017, Jennifer participated in a study abroad program through Washburn University in Quito, Ecuador. During her trip she climbed Volcán Pichincha, zip lined high above the picturesque countryside and visited the equator where she stood with one foot in the Northern Hemisphere and the other in the Southern Hemisphere at the same time.
In July of 2018, she and 10 of her Spanish students traveled to Salamanca, Spain with Georgina Tenny, Synergy Language Connection, where they participated in a two week study abroad program which earned them 3 college credits for conversational Spanish. They lived with host families and had a true immersion experience. They took excursions to Madrid, Avila, and Segovia where they saw the famous Bernabéu Stadium for the Real Madrid soccer team, the ancient walled city of Avila and the impressive castle of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella called Alcazar, which was the inspiration for Walt Disney's design of Cinderella's castle. They also witnessed the beautiful aqueducts in Segovia. The latter three all being UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Salamanca, they toured a bull-fighting museum, walked over a Roman bridge constructed in the first century, helped build a guitar at the Marce guitar factory, took Salsa and Sevillana dance lessons, learned to make Spanish tortillas and toured many beautiful cathedrals and buildings. Last but not least they made lasting memories and friendship with people from all over the world.
She spent four weeks in Spain this past summer taking classes with other Spanish teachers from around the world, participating in exciting excursions and experiencing Spain's rich culture.
She is offering her second Study Abroad Trip to Spain in June of 2020 where students will have a true immersion experience, living with host families, taking classes in the mornings, participating in excursions in the afternoons and weekends and earning three college credits.
She is passionate about Spanish, loves traveling and experiencing other cultures. She dreams of one day serving on a mission trip to a Latin American country. She is excited to share her love and enthusiasm of Spanish with her students.