Meet the Education Counselors: Jennifer Blevins

Calvert Education Counselors can be one of the best and most amazing things about a Calvert experience. Yet often I find when I talk to families that they are not accessing this tremendous resource we provide. So, with their hearty agreement, the education counselors are helping us get to know them better. In our first Education Counselor post, we profiled Martha Cole. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Blevins.

After spending most of her childhood in the south (South Carolina and Georgia), Jennifer and her family made their way up to Baltimore just before she started high school. At this point, she says she’s lived up north longer than she did down south, but she says she’s still a southern girl at heart (and therefore a true glutton for “real” sweet tea, fried okra, and grits).

Jennifer is delighted to be a new mom to a wonderful one-year-old boy and loves spending all of her free time with him and her husband of eight years. She says they all enjoy being outside, watching movies, and cheering for the Baltimore Ravens! Jennifer also says she’s always on the hunt for good book recommendations because “I try to read as much as possible. I often find myself thinking, ‘so many books, so little time…’”

What was your favorite book as a child? Why?
It’s too difficult to choose just one favorite childhood book! I’d say that as a young reader, I tended to gravitate toward books about dogs and mysteries (How similar, right?). Two of my favorite dog books were Where the Red Fern Grows and Sounder. Both require tissues! Some of my favorite mysteries were From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Harriet the Spy, and The Westing Game (plus any of the Nancy Drew books!).

What is your favorite part about being an Education Counselor?
One of the things I love most about being an Education Counselor is helping people with Math. I really love Math now but didn’t always love it as a student. I know it can be a difficult subject for some people and can bring about a bit of anxiety. I like to try to ease that anxiety and explain things in an easy to understand way for both students and parents.

If you weren’t a teacher, what other job would you like to have?
If I wasn’t a teacher, I think I’d probably like to do something that would give me a chance to help others and a reason to travel. Some type of international humanitarian work or something along those lines would be fantastic!

Read another Education Counselor Profile: Verticy Education Counselor, Michelle Dunn. If you need an explanation on gravity, have questions about teaching a math lesson, or just need general homeschooling advice and support, our Education Counselors are available to help! Contact us by phone: 1-888-487-4652 or