the community to enhance the education of ISD 717 students and staff
the community to support the foundation through financial contributions
the education experience of teachers and students with grants and scholarships
Jenny has lived in Jordan since 2005 with husband John, three children Max (Active Duty Air Force), Colby (Junior at JHS) and Sarah (Sophomore at JHS). Jenny and her husband ran a non-profit organization for 11 years, The Chloe T Foundation, whose mission was to donate stuffed animals to children hospitalized in the Metro Area. They donated over 33,000 stuffed animals during that time frame. She is involved in the community by volunteering for the All Night Grad Party, hosting pasta feeds for athletes and any other event she can assist with. Since making the decision to move to the Jordan School district seh has volunteered in many parental capacities within the schools and as the days grew closer to her children graduating, she wanted to find a way to continue to give back to the schools that have given so much to her children. The JEF was an opportunity that spoke to her and had a lot of meaning for supporting not only students through additional education, but also enhancing the educational aspects for students as they move through the Jordan Schools.
Teena Medick has been the Executive Director of Peyton's Promise, a non-profit organization devoted to ending hunger, since its inception in 2007. What began as supporting her daughter's dream, quickly became a full-time job of scheduling events and supporting advocates and volunteers. As a fitness instructor, Teena developed "Toning to the Core" in 2006 when she found a passion for strength training and currently teaches virtually. Teena is active in her community as a Jordaness Lion, teaching classes for Live 2 B Healthy and has a Rodan and Fields business. Teena and her husband Mike have been married for 24 years and are the proud parents of Peyton (23) and Christian (University of Mary). Our family is relatively new to the area and from day one, I was incredibly impressed with our school district. Being part of the JEF allows me to support a school district which I am grateful for providing our son’s final 2 years of high school and inspiring him to major in Education in college.
Karen moved to Jordan in 2000. She has a degree in Fluid Power and is the owner of Universal Power Conversion, Inc. UPC is a distributor of Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Automation Components. She started with the company in 1998 and purchased the company in 2007. Karen became interested in being involved with JEF because of her background in technology and her strongly supporting putting trade skills (STEM type programs) in our students' hands. Along with being a part of JEF, Karen is involved in Jordan Commercial Club, Jordan Area Food Shelf, her local church and Heimatfest. She loves being able to give back to the community she is a part of.
Mandy is a life-long resident of Jordan and graduate from Jordan High School. She and her husband, Chris, have three girls who currently attend Jordan Elementary School; Taylor (5th grade), Lauren (3rd grade) and Brooklyn (Kindergarten). Her background in accounting and non-profits allows her to contribute recommendations to the board and review financials. She believes this Foundation offers such a great opportunity for the teachers and students to obtain grants to help further their classroom education while providing innovative opportunities and resources.
Rachel is a Wisconsin transplant, who moved to Jordan and married her husband and life-long resident of Jordan, Alex. With three young boys, she's excited to be involved in an organization that prioritizes the education of our students here in Jordan. Her background in marketing, community engagement and non-profits allows her to contribute recommendations for building the organization further and spreading the word of the great things this organization does. She believes the Jordan Education Foundation has a unique opportunity to make a difference in the avenues students and teachers take to provide innovative education practices for all students.