Jennifer Hair and Coach Shawn Hair
Why "Connected" Classroom? The Hair's have spent a combined over 50 years in the classroom building relationships and connecting with students, parents, and the community. They each have different expertise areas: Jennifer is the #edtech junkie and Shawn is the old school face-to-face communication fan. Each has a place in education. These courses were created using tested techniques from the classroom and offered to busy teachers who share a love of continuous learning and a passion for the craft of teaching. Connected Classroom courses are meant to enhance classroom not take away from it so the design is teacher-friendly and courses maintain a flexible work-at-your-own pace!
Jennifer Hair, M.A., is an experienced business and visual arts teacher with over 18 years of experience in the secondary classroom. She is passionate teacher educator who loves sharing her love of personal and professional development, students and integrating technology in real-world learning situations. She specializes in using social media for professional development, web technologies, and everything Adobe Creative Suite.
Shawn Hair is a veteran high school coach and teacher with over 32 years of experience. He is Head Boys Basketball Coach at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas (which is the Kansas City metro area). He has also assisted in coaching football for 16 years, and Varsity track for 9 years. In addition, he brings Administrative Assistant, experience ,History and Science curriculum experience. His experience ranges from a small school Northwest Missouri, to a class 6 school in the Kansas City metropolitan. Even after 32 years, he feels he still has a lot to learn, so is always looking forward to connecting with students and other coaches.
Leah Huntley is a veteran teacher with 25 years of classroom experience in the Kansas City area. She has taught middle school social studies, English as a Second Language, first grade, and second grade, but has devoted most of her career to the kindergarten classroom. Leah earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Kansas and has completed 60+ hours of continuing education coursework. She loves working with young learners and values the relationships she builds with her students each year. In her free time, Leah enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage sons. Leah knows how busy life is for teachers and is looking forward to helping you reach your goals of completing meaningful graduate coursework in a flexible, work-at-your-own pace format.
Jill Calhoun has been a business and computer teacher since 2005 in Olathe, Kansas. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri and Master’s in Education at Avila University. She is married and has one son. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends
Britni is in her 11th year as a high school Business and Computer teacher in Olathe, KS. She has a bachelor's degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO and a Master's in Education from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. In addition to her high school teaching job, Britni is an adjunct instructor in the Computing Sciences and Information Technology department at a local community college. In her free time, she enjoys raising her three daughters with her husband who is also an educator. She also enjoys reading fun fiction books, being outside at the pool, lake or ocean, and working to improve her golf game.