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History’s Got Its Eyes on You Mrs. Jenkins!

Joy Joukhadar and Kaleigh Dreyer

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Mrs. Jenkins, one of the most recent additions to the Royal family, has her schedule packed as she teaches AP United States History,  American Studies, and World History while being the assistant distance coach for the track team and the Woman’s History Club moderator. She’s been here less than two semesters, and she’s already majorly influenced the Academy.

She told The Royal Reporter,”I wanted to teach history to an all-girls school. That was a very unique combination that I wanted access to. History is a male dominated field and that’s why I feel like this is so important.”

Mrs. Jenkins goofing off at Spring Fling with some APUSH students. Photo Credit: Machine

We sat in on one of her lunchtime study-sessions (Mrs. Jenkins is always available to help students at lunch) and asked her some questions.

RR: Have you always loved history?

Mrs. Jenkins: I think I really started loving it in 6th grade. We had to read Johnny Tremain, and I was pretty much the only kid excited about it. I loved it so much.

RR: Fave historical movies/books that you would recommend?

Mrs. Jenkins: Alright so I have a list: Platoon, Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, Amadeus, anything on PBS, Timeless, and especially the musical Hamilton!

Photo credit: Joy Joukhadar
Mrs. Jenkins helps American Studies student Lanie Adamsen ’19 at lunch.

RR: How do you like teaching at Rosary so far?

Mrs. Jenkins: It’s met all of my expectations. I’m thrilled, but too exhausted to show it.

RR: Where did you go to college?

Mrs. Jenkins: I went to Cal State Long Beach for my undergrad, and Cal Poly Pomona for my masters.

Mrs. Jenkins is a bright presence on campus, and every Rosary Royal who has met her says she makes them feel uplifted and inspired. We hope that she continues to teach at Rosary for many years to come!

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Joy Joukhadar is a passionate senior who can be spotted walking around campus with a tub of ice cream. She can't wait for her final year at the Academy...

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History’s Got Its Eyes on You Mrs. Jenkins!