Jennifer Jordan

Oxbow Interim Head of School, Academic Dean & English Teacher

Jennifer Jordan grew up in eastern Tennessee, her mother (a librarian) and her father (a physicist) were the inspiration for much of her “free time,” which included perfectly shelved books and fun with liquid nitrogen. Jennifer entered Mount Holyoke College as a pre-med student. But upon realizing the mistake of pre-med (!) and after a fevered journey through literature, Jennifer graduated with a BA in English and a minor in studio art/printmaking. From there, at UMASS Amherst, Jennifer earned a Masters in Education with a concentration in teaching secondary school English which she did for ten years, first at the Bromfield School, and then at Souhegan High School in New Hampshire. Her interests in the communicative powers connecting images and words perfectly suit her here at Oxbow; her classes largely focus on the craft of writing as art.