Jennifer Stendback is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Illinois Rural Teacher Leader. Jennifer is the North Jacksonville Elementary and Eisenhower Elementary dean of students in Jacksonville, Illinois. She is a member of the Jacksonville School District curriculum committee and is two-time National Board Certified in Elementary and Early Childhood Reading and Language Arts. Her experience includes teaching multiple elementary grades, Title I reading, Reading Recovery, and serving as Jacksonville School District literacy coach. Jennifer received her BS in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, her MEd in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an SD in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.