I'm Jenn Langhus, the fourth-grade teacher at The Madeleine. I was born and raised right here in Portland, and was lucky enough to spend 12 years in Catholic education. I attended St. Rose Grade School (formerly Archbishop Howard) and Central Catholic High School. After graduating from Central, I was off to the University of Oregon.
I became a part of the Madeleine School community when my daughter entered Kindergarten. And, I was inspired to get my Master's in Education after working in the Kindergarten class as Mrs. Schneider’s aide for three years. I was instantly drawn to education as a career when I experienced the warmth and caliber of the faculty and staff here at The Madeleine School. I had the blessing of being The Madeleine's First Grade teacher for 10 years.
My goal as a fourth grade teacher is to meet the individual needs of each student in the spirit of our faith. I believe that begins with creating a safe, comfortable environment where students feel a sense of belonging and that encourages a willingness to take risks. Fourth Graders have amazing energy and enthusiasm! They are concrete thinkers who learn by doing. This is the school year where students move from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." Fourth graders will learn to multiply and divide and experience the amazing story of the Oregon Trail. This is a year to gain greater command of progressively complex social and academic skills with industriousness and curiosity. Our classroom is a busy place full of learning and laughter -- come by and visit any time!