About Jennie

By trade, I’m a journalist. My first byline appeared when I was 16 years old and a high school student at GPS in Chattanooga. I attended Middle Tennessee State University, where I was editor of the university paper and studied both journalism and physiology.

After several years working in communications for a nonprofit and writing a weekly column for the city paper, we moved to Texas, where I took a position as a features writer for Amarillo Magazine. I also edited and designed a coffee table book about the Green Bay Packers, an experience that made me a fan of the team and franchise.

We eventually moved back to Tennessee, and that’s when we began our homeschooling journey. In addition to home education, I continue to be a freelance journalist, currently for West Knoxville Lifestyle.

In my spare time, I read and write fiction. (I earned a master’s degree in creative writing.) I’m also a runner, amateur photographer, and serious Anglophile. Below is a photo of me feeding the swans in Stratford-Upon-Avon, a few blocks from William Shakespeare’s birthplace.

I currently teach four classes at Thursday Connection and two at BHEA. My boys, Jeremy and Jackson, are in 12th and 10th grade respectively. Learn more about my family and me at JennieCreates.com.