Jared Hennen is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Illinois Early Childhood Educator Fellow. Jared is an early childhood specialist for Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Office of Early Childhood, where he works with federally-funded preschool classrooms and trains and supports classroom teachers on the instructional quality of their programming. Previously, he taught preschool with CPS. He began his career in Saint Louis Public Schools, where he taught kindergarten and eventually opened his school’s first preschool program. Jared is a Framework Specialist with CPS, engaging in district resource creation and mentoring and training new teachers. He is a Teach For America alum and a union delegate with the Chicago Teachers’ Union. Jared graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in Psychology and Spanish and received his MEd in Early Childhood Education from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis.