Jennifer Bates holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois with a minor in history. She holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and joined the Pinewood family in 1992. It was here that she met her husband, Bill, and made Pinewood history by getting engaged over the morning announcements. Both of her sons graduated from Pinewood and thrived in the positive culture and close-knit community. In her free time, Jenn enjoys reading, playing games, and gardening.