Meet Miss Jen Freeman

We asked our teachers & staff a few questions so that you can get to know them better!

What is your role at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic School?
5th Grade Teacher

What year did you start working at St. Stephen?

Tell us about your education background & about your teaching/work experience.
This will be my sixth year at St. Stephen the Martyr School. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Studies from UNO in December 2011. In December 2015, I obtained my Masters degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Inclusionary Practices. I was a substitute teacher for 5 1/2 years with Gretna, Millard, and Elkhorn public schools before coming to St. Stephen.

What do you love about your job?
I love seeing the students’ smiles on their faces when they enter my classroom and they are excited to be at school! It is always a joy to build positive relationships with my students throughout the year and having past students visit. St. Stephen is a great community and I feel very blessed to be a part of this wonderful school!

Who is your favorite Saint or what is your favorite scripture?
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

Tell us about your family (spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.):
I have lived in Omaha my whole life. I have a twin brother and a younger brother. Both are PE teachers! When I’m not teaching, I enjoy working out, taking my dog Snickers for walks, reading, going to movies, and spending time with my family and friends!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher!

What is your favorite sweet treat?

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I have found a love of lifting weights and cycling everyday. 🙂

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
I tend to catch up on yard work on the weekends, dinner with friends or family, and just relaxing!

What piece of advice would you give parents to help their child(ren) succeed at St. Stephen?
Have your child love everyone for tomorrow is never promised.