April 15, 2019 - Throughout the year, the Corinth Corner series highlights those in our district who help our students reach their fullest potential. It is a chance for the Corinth community to get to know our teachers, administrators, and staff on a more personal level. View previous Corinth Corners here.
Mrs. Lynette Jensen is in her eighteenth year of teaching and her sixteenth year in the Corinth Central School District, where she currently teaches algebra and is the department chair. Mrs. Jensen currently is the class adviser for the freshman and sophomore classes, and also advises the Corinth Quiz Bowl team. Previously she advised the Corinth National Honor Society, and she coached cheerleading for football and basketball.
Mrs. Jensen was born and raised in Corinth, where she currently still lives with her family. She earned her bachelor's degree in economics from St. Lawrence University and worked as a financial adviser for 20 years. She then began tutoring and fell in love with teaching, so she decided to go back to school and received her master's in education from Excelsior College.
Learn more about Mrs. Jensen:
- What do you like most about working in the Corinth Central District?
The small school enables me to get to know most of the students.
- What do you like best about teaching?
Most students (unfortunately) don't always find math to be their favorite subject. I enjoying lightening up the classroom atmosphere and having fun with the students while still teaching math.
- What is your favorite event that happens at Corinth?
Oh goodness... I enjoy going to sporting events, the drama production, homecoming, but probably I enjoy Tomahawk Day and the 100 Days Dinner the most!
- What is your favorite memory from teaching at Corinth?
Being hired to teach at my Alma Mater.
- Tell us about one of your favorite projects/units of study and why you enjoy sharing this with your students.
I used to love teaching probability. We would make origami jumping frogs and hold the frog olympics (high jump, long jump, water jump) and record our data. Unfortunately that is no longer in the Common Core Algebra 1 curriculum.
- What made you want to become a teacher?
I worked in the "real world" for 20 years before becoming a teacher. I tutored several students in math and loved it when the "light would go on." I finally decided to go back to school to live the dream!
- If you could teach a different subject area, what would it be and why?
Business. I have been doing bookkeeping since high school and enjoy the real life applications of business courses.
- When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you "grew up?"
A psychologist or a vet.
- What is the most unusual job you've ever had?
In college I started my own business dressing as a clown and delivering balloons. I sometimes would decorate character cakes and play games with the children...we would have a whole party! That business then turned into a catering business. My husband and I catered many weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties in the area. We also catered the IP Mill picnic for several years.
- What would your students be surprised to know about you?
Goodness... not sure if I have any secrets. My third child is in high school so pretty much my life is an open book!
- What do you like to do in your free time?
Travel with my family, attend sporting events, garden, cook.
- If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
Pay off my house, then by a home in Corinth to house homeless students...we have a great need for such a place!
- What are the top three items on your "bucket list?"
Travel to Alaska, see a live moose, and take my family to the Grand Canyon.
- What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
I don't like to read... that's why I teach math! I watch many of the reality shows, American Idol, Survivor, The Walking Dead, The Amazing Race.
- What are your favorite sports teams?
Go SAINTS! And of course, the TOMAHAWKS!