Imago Dei School
Imago Dei Grammar School Teacher 2014
BA, Teacher Education, Master’s University
MA, Special Education, University of LaVerne (in process)
CA Multiple Subject Credential, University of LaVerne (in process)
Grammar School Music / Imago Dei Music Therapy / Choir / Bells / Chimes 2008
Mrs. Brown has been involved with Trinity’s Fine Arts since the spring of 2008, when she was brought on to direct the Choir. Her role expanded in 2009 when she was asked to teach a Rhetoric school elective, which is how the Crimson Handbells were created. In 2010, Jennifer joined forces with the music teacher to provide general music classes to the ever growing and expanding Trinity student population and taught the 4th-6th grades. By 2012, the previous music teacher left to start her family and Jennifer stayed on to take over all of Kindergarten-6th Grade general music class. By 2013, Transitional Kindergarten classes had also been added to her role, as well as her cherished role as Music Therapist for the Imago Dei grammar students. The general music classes, Crimson Handbells, Music Therapy and the after school enrichments of Crimson Choir and Crimson Chimes are all a part of the musical contributions that Jennifer gives to Trinity. Stepping back slightly in Fall 2017, Mrs. Brown is now teaching Kindergarten and 4th-6th Grade Music Classes and oversees and the directs Trinity’s Christmas show.
Though originally a vocal performance major at Pasadena City College and Northern Arizona University , Jennifer ended up graduating in 1996 from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Music Therapy. She worked from 1995-2001 as the Educational Consultant and Music Therapist for the Sound Listening & Learning Center in Pasadena working with the Tomatis Method of Auditory Integration, while also privately providing music therapy services to those with Autism, Down Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delays, Asperger’s, Williams Syndrome, ADD, DDHD, Cerebral Palsey, and those with Speech and Developmental delays. In 2002, Jennifer started her own small business called Music & Movin’… an early childhood music program serving children 0-5 and offered Mommy & Me classes, birthday parties, piano lessons, music therapy and music services for preschools. Under the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Jennifer also founded and directed the Santa Clarita Children’s Honor Choir from 2010-2016, and continues to this day to direct children’s choirs and performs herself as a Soprano in churches, and for weddings, funerals, and other special events.
Jennifer is married to her husband, Tom Brown, the Fine Arts Director of Trinity. Together they enjoying seeing their own three children on campus as they pursue Trinity’s mission of becoming young men and women of virtue, wisdom, purpose and courage.
– BA, Music Therapy, California State University, Northridge
– CBMT, Board Certified Music Therapist
Imago Dei Grammar School Teacher 2013
BS, Therapeutic Recreation, Arizona State University
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment (FIE), Slingerland Reading/Spelling, Michelle Garcia Winner – Social Thinking
Principal of Imago Dei School / Director of Supplemental Services 2009
Megan Howell helped launch Trinity’s Success Center in 2008, which is an academic program for students with learning difficulties. In 2011, under Mrs. Howell’s leadership, Trinity opened the Imago Dei School for students with more significant learning or developmental challenges. Creating a new model for classical, Christian schools, the Imago Dei School blends academic and therapeutic support with cognitive modifiability strategies. Mrs. Howell has a passion to help all students reach their God-given potential. She currently lives in Valencia with her husband and six children, three of whom are currently attending Trinity.
– BS, Management, Purdue University
– Educational Therapist, National Institute of Learning Development (NILD)
– MS in progress, Special Education Cognitive/Developmental Disabilities, Univ. of North Dakota
– MS in progress, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Univ. of North Dakota
Specialized Training: Applied Behavioral Analysis, Barton Reading and Spelling, Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment
Professionally Certified Educational Therapist / Dyslexia Therapist / Academic & Therapy Services Coordinator 2007
BS, Child Development, CSUN
MA, Education with an emphasis in Exceptional Student Education, Southeastern University
– Professionally Certified Educational Therapist, National Institute for Learning Development
Applied Behavior Analysis, Barton Reading and Spelling, Lindamood-Bell Talkies, Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment Certification (Basic Level 2 and Standard Level 2)
Economics / Logic School PE / Campus Supervision / Imago Dei Strength & Conditioning 2013
M.Ed., Grand Canyon University
CSCS, National Strength and Conditioning Assoc.
Imago Dei Math, Bible, Vocational Technology, Conditioning and Science / NILD and FIE Educational Therapy 2013
NFIS Coaching and First Aid