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Mrs. Jennie Gibbs
Born and raised in the northern Chicago suburbs (go Cubs), I have always had a passion for science and math. I attended school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a degree in Engineering Physics, with a minor in Mathematics and a concentration in Materials Science. Deciding I wanted to teach, I moved to St. Louis to pursue a Masters of Education and also taught at a STEM magnet school there for a couple years. My husband, a Benton native and BCHS graduate, and I moved to Southern Illinois in 2016, and I taught AP Chemistry, Chemistry I, and Physics and coached girls basketball at Carterville HS. We have a newborn son as of spring 2020 and are excited to be a part of the Ranger Nation!