Hello! My name is Jennifer Tolar and I moved to the Brookeland area in 2014 with my husband, Dane. I have two children, Claudia and Ruth, that attend Brookeland ISD. Claudia will be a Sophomore and Ruth will be a big 3rd grader this year.
I previously taught for 5 years in Jasper Junior High as a science teacher. I taught 6, 7 and 8th grade science. I have certification in Science 4-8 and Life Science 7-12.
I actually started as a substitute here in Brookeland, before obtaining my teaching certification. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management, from Southwest Missouri State University of Springfield, and a Masters of Science in Zoology, from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale.
I taught Human Anatomy and Physiology and Biology at John A Logan Community College for a year before working as a Bat Biologist. I spent many a nights out in the woods catching bats and getting ate up by mosquitoes.
I also have worked for many years for the game and parks system in Missouri and Nebraska. I was formerly a Training Center Supervisor for August A Busch Shooting Complex in St. Charles Missouri, before becoming an Assistant Superintendent for Ponca State Park in Nebraska. I presented many programs ranging from Hunter Education to Lewis and Clark. My favorite programs, though, had to do with natural history and hands on experience for the kids.
I am very excited to start this new chapter in teaching and sharing all of my life experience and knowledge with all of my new kiddos!!!