Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer Shaw

Day School Director

I feel incredibly blessed to be serving at the church in which I was raised, baptized, and confirmed. After graduating from Northrop High School, I attended Indiana University, Bloomington, where I received a BS in Early Childhood Education and Childhood Development.  I spent time in a variety of early childhood settings before taking a position in a public elementary school.  I have taught in K, 2nd, and 3rd classrooms in IN, PA, and DC.  I served as a literacy coach and grant coordinator at FWCS before taking time off to raise our family.  Prior to returning to the classroom, I served here at First Pres as the Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries.  I then taught the 2’s class at The Chapel Christian Preschool for three years. 

My husband is a Fort Wayne firefighter, and we are the proud parents of three incredible children that keep us busy with their activities.  When I can sneak away, I love to travel to new places!  My other hobbies include cooking and home decorating.

Early childhood educating is a gift.  The first five years of life bring incredible growth to all areas of a child’s development.  The teachers and I view each child as a unique individual that God perfectly created.  We team with parents to create ways to best support their child’s natural creativity and curiosities for the world around them.  Using a curriculum that encourages hands on exploration and wondering, we aim to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. 


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