Jennifer Ballard » Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher

Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher

Jennifer is the kindergarten and 1st-grade teacher for Nampa Online Virtual Academy. She grew up in Boise and has taught for seven years, including first grade, second grade, and fifth grade. Last school year she taught first grade at Endeavor Elementary. Ms. Ballard has a passion for teaching and loves working with children. 


Ms. Ballard has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University-Idaho and an ESL endorsement from Southern Utah University. She would love to someday go back to school and earn a master’s degree.  


Some fun facts about Ms. Ballard 

  • She has been married to her sweetheart, Thomas, for six years.  
  • She loves playing with her puppy, Lady. 
  • She enjoys traveling and has visited Mexico, Guatemala, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, and Italy. 
  • She is learning how to garden and is desperately trying to keep her plants alive. 
  • She loves hiking, baking, reading, watching movies, and all things Christmas.