• Welcome to Room 109!

    My name is Jennifer Cleave, and as a Coeur d'Alene native, I am thrilled to be working for the district I grew up in.  Teaching at Dalton is a dream come true for me.  Dalton's small neighborhood feel drew me to this school.  I am blessed to work with such amazing families and gifted colleagues.  This is my 22nd year teaching.  I also have three years of experience teaching a 4th/5th multi-age class.  I chose this assignment this year because I love how multi-age classrooms gel together.  With so many varied abilities, strengths, and areas for growth, I find that students in blended classrooms really become family.  These two grades 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 25th wedding anniversary last August with my high school sweetheart. I have two children, Madi and Hayden.  We just drove Madi down to Northwest Nazarene University to begin her college experience and Hayden will be a junior at  Coeur d' Alene High School.  Go Vikings!