Jennifer Ballard » Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher

Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher

Jennifer Ballard is the 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. Mrs. Ballard has a passion for teaching and loves working with children. Her favorite subjects are reading and writing!


Mrs. Ballard has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and an ESL endorsement. 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 seven years.
  • She has the best little baby ever, Preston!  
  • 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.