Jennifer Venturo-Valdez teaches 7th grade Language Arts at Rocky Top Middle School. She is currently in her 12th year of teaching. Jennifer started her career as an elementary teacher where she taught first and fifth grade. However, she soon realized that her true passion was literacy and working with middle school students. Jennifer moved to Rocky Top Middle School and has been teaching here since 2009. She has her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and graduated with her teaching degree from Regis University. Jennifer is a Colorado native, so she loves spending time in the mountains, running half-marathons, and going to Colorado sporting events. She is also an avid reader, loves traveling, and spending time with my family.