Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256.233.6627


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Education Special Education - Gifted University of South Alabama, 2008 Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education, Science University of Northern Iowa, 1995 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Middle Childhood Geralist 2000-2010

Mrs. Jennifer Kennedy

Welcome to SPARK Academy at Cowart!  

I am the SPARK Lab specialist and am so excited to work with your children.  Every week, your child will visit the SPARK Lab and have the opportunity to play, explore, create, and learn.

This is my 27th year in education.  I have taught first and third grades in Marion, Iowa, third grade and 3-5 gifted in Madison County, middle school gifted and robotics at Athens Middle School, 3/4 gifted in Athens City Schools, and at SPARK Academy.  I also served as the Iowa Ambassador for Education from 2002 to 2003 and as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA Headquarters in 2013 and 2014.

My husband, Wesley teaches elementary gifted in Hartselle, Alabama.  I have a stepson, Ashton and a son, Adam, who attends Athens High School.

I love all things LEGO, robots, and Star Wars. 

May the Force be with you!