Jennifer Turn is a lifelong resident of Crestwood, where she was raised alongside her brother, by her parents Steve and Laurie. Growing up in a family dedicated to their community, Jennifer was involved in softball for Crestwood Fastpitch, Ice Skating at Southwest Ice Arena and was a parishioner of Incarnation Church.


Jennifer attended Nathan Hale School, Kindergarten to 8th grade and graduated from Alan B. Shepard High School in 2007 as a standout tennis player. Following in her mother’s footsteps as a teacher, Jennifer graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Special Education and went on to obtain a master’s degree in Educational Studies from University of Illinois Chicago as well as an additional master’s degree in Differentiated Instruction from Concordia University.


Working as a high school teacher for Argo Community High School for the last 8 years, Jennifer understands the challenges educators face both in and outside the classroom. Driven by her students, Jennifer is passionate to their needs as well as parents concerns. As a Special Education teacher, who tutors the most vulnerable students, Jennifer strives to give all students opportunities for success. Bringing representation to the Crestwood community and Nathan Hale Schools, Jennifer believes she will be a fresh voice for District 130 by prioritizing spending and making decisions from a teacher’s point of view.  As a Crestwood homeowner and soon to be mother, Jennifer will strive to increase the quality of education to best support families with school age children living in District 130.


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