Welcome to Room 109!
My name is Jennifer Cleave, and this is my third year teaching at Dalton. I am a Coeur d'Alene native, and I am excited to be back in my home district teaching at this wonderful neighborhood school. This is my 18th year teaching and is my 14th year teaching 5th grade. 5th grade students are my favorite. They have such a desire to learn content, have a developing sense of humor, and are still young at heart.
I graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have a passion for Language Arts. Outside of school, I love to exercise and spend time with my family. I celebrated my 22nd wedding anniversary this last August to my high school sweetheart. I have two children. Madi, my oldest, is a sophomore at Canfield Middle School and my son, Hayden, an eighth grader, attends Canfield.