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About hinch

First Name:Jessica
Last Name:Hingtgen
Grade:Gr. 6 | Age 12
Years Experience:5 years
Degrees:Bachelors K-6 with reading and science endorsements

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Member since:10/16/09
Lesson Plans & Activities Uploaded:1

About hinch's School

Name of School:Maquoketa Middle School
Location Type:Rural
School Type:Public
Student Enrollment:0-500
Average Class Size:21-30


I live on a farm in Eastern Iowa with my husband and my kids: Cameron, Grace, and Gabby. We live about 7 miles from the Mississippi. My parents have a cabin and their home on the river so we spend a lot of time there during the summer and even the winter months. I have three sisters with whom I am very close with and we all live within 20 minutes of each other. I have one sister that is still in college. I absolutely love where I live. It is so beautiful.

Interests and Hobbies

Barrel Racing, Riding my Harley Fatboy, spending time with my kids on our farm.

Favorite Music

The All American Rejects, The Ting Tings, U2, Zach Brown Band, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Flo Rida, The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean

Favorite TV Shows and Movies

Backyardigans (ha, ha, feel like that is all I get to watch!), Law & Order, Desperate Housewives, Housewives of Orange County, HGTV

Favorite Books

What Great Teachers Do Differently, You're Going to Love This Kid!, The Kite Runner, Same Kind of Different as Me (phenomenal book, true story)

Favorite Quotations

"Action Expresses Priorities" Mahatma Ghandi

Funny Teaching Tale

I teach in a lower income school district so sometimes the kids tell me about DHS coming to their house and the cops. Funny but sad they aren't afraid to say it out loud in front of the whole class.

Teaching Passion

Science (surprisingly)

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