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Hi! My name is Jillian Maenza and this is my 6th year teaching at Lowes Island. I taught Kindergarten for the past five years and I am so excited to start a new adventure in first grade! I am from Frederick, Maryland and went to James Madison University. At JMU, I earned my Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and my Masters in Early Childhood Education. I have a strong focus on social emotional learning in my classroom. I love being able to help children cope and manage their emotions, become independent problem solvers, and handle social & communication based conflicts. I also enjoy incorporating song and dance into our routine. In my free time, you can find me reading, watching true crime documentaries, or playing with my cat named Sunny. There is no doubt that this is going to be an unusual school year. However, we are in this together, and I am looking forward to working with you to help your children succeed & have a great year!