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Miss Jen Vander Ploeg
I grew up in a small town in Iowa and attended The University of Iowa – GO HAWKS! After graduation, I moved to Chicago for three years and then on to Washington, D.C., for three more. While living in D.C., I was an editor for the United States Patent Office. I have been teaching in Colorado since 2001 and I began teaching reading at Vikan in 2006. While I was growing up, my family would take ski trips to Vail during spring breaks. My love of skiing is what pushed me to move to Colorado. In 2008, the rest of my family from Iowa moved to the Denver area. Most weekends during ski season you will find me in the mountains skiing with my sister and her two children. I also enjoy tutoring students after school for Vikan’s Round Table program and running the scoreboard for multiple sports.