Teacher Feature: Ms. Jenny


Teacher Feature: Jennifer Gattinger

At the beginning of each school year, we ask the faculty and staff to fill out a fun questionnaire about themselves. Each week we choose someone to feature, and we share their questionnaire so that everyone can learn more about our awesome MSPCS faculty. This week our featured teacher is Ms. Jenny our Spanish teacher. Learn more about her below.


About me


Name: Jenny


Birthday: Sept 3


What is your hometown? Monroe, MI


What do you love most about your hometown? Getting together with my brothers and sister and playing games like we used to in the good old days (ping pong, Dr. Mario, etc.)


Travel and Destinations


What continents have to you traveled to? North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia


If you could travel anywhere where would you pick? And why? Virtually everywhere is on my list, but Colombia and Chile are on top at the moment!


If you could travel back in time to give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be? Don’t worry so much- things don´t have to be perfect


Food Related


What food do you despise? Morcilla


What do you always have room for? Trying new foods


What’s your go-to midnight snack? N/A


Where do you love to go out to eat? Cuban, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian, Indian, Mexican, Ceviche… jaja I can´t pick just one!


What is your specialty to cook? A variation of Paella


What is the most delicious or disgusting thing you ever ate? Disgusting- liver and onions




What is your favorite quote? If not now, then when


What is your favorite way to stay active? Dragon boating, tennis, pádel, stand up paddle boarding, walking


What’s your favorite TV show? N/A


Who is your favorite cartoon character? N/A


What color is your favorite? Blue


What’s your favorite sport? Tennis, pádel, dragon boat


What’s your favorite sports team? Detroit Red Wings when I was growing up


What’s your go-to karaoke song? Livin´ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi


What’s your favorite cereal? Ones with berries and/or yogurt clusters


When you were a student


What was your favorite activity during recess? Playing flag football and also playing matchmaker jaja


What job did you have in high school? I coached tennis and worked at the reception at the YMCA


What was your favorite project? My presentation on Belgium in 3rd grade


Who was your favorite teacher? Mrs. Ciotti, my 3rd grade teacher


If you won an award in the yearbook what award would it be (ex. “best laugh”, best smile”, most artistic” and so on) Student athlete


This or That


Do you prefer Pepsi or Coke? Neither


Are you a morning person or a night owl? Night owl


Do you prefer cake or pie? Both are good


Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla


Do you prefer pancakes or waffles? I like both


At a movie do you prefer candy or popcorn? Not a huge fan of either


Are you a coffee or tea person? Tea


Do you prefer summer or winter? Summer


Do you prefer an international vacation or a new TV? International vacation for sure!


Do you prefer rain or snow? I don´t care for either as I´m solar powered, but I´d choose rain normally or snow on Christmas day


Do you prefer the pool or the sea? Sea




Do you collect anything? If so, what is it? Photos


What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Professional Athlete


What do you want to accomplish before you die? (Rephrase: What is at the top of your bucket list?) Travel, travel and travel! 43 countries and counting..


What is a weird or useless talent you have? Good question


Who is the coolest celebrity you’ve ever met? Chris Chelios and Igor Larionov, a couple of the Detroit Red Wings


If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Tele transport


How many pairs of shoes do you own? Around 20 or so


What is a recent book that you have enjoyed? I´m reading the Happiness of Pursuit at the moment


What’s your favorite holiday? Do summer holidays count? jeje


Describe yourself in 3 words. Athletic, Adventurous, Social


If you were famous, what would you be famous for? Probably something related to sports and/or travel


If you could take 3 items with you to a deserted island, what would they be? Music, a knife for cutting coconuts and sunscreen!

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Miami Shores, FL 33138


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