Director of Education
Jennie worked in the field of special education, childhood development, and inclusion for nearly ten years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Exceptional Learning from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a Master’s certificate in Adaptive & Assistive Technology from the University of Miami, and a Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Jennie has presented as a guest lecturer at local universities and numerous regional, national, and international conferences on best practices in outdoor play environments for early childhood, implementing design and programming strategies for universal design and inclusion, bringing learning outdoors, engaging children with nature, promoting healthy physical activity, and the developmental benefits of play. She currently serves as the Director of Education in the Center for Professional Development at PlayCore, advancing play and recreation through independent research, education, and partnerships. The company infuses this learning into its complete family of brands. PlayCore combines best in class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create play solutions that match the unique needs of the each community they serve.