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Hello there! My name is Jenifer Burns and this is my 13th year teaching Physical Education at McFadden School of Excellence. 

I grew up here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and I am a product of Rutherford County Schools. I attended Kittrell Elementary School and Oakland High School, where I played basketball and softball. In 2008, I received my Bachelors from Middle Tennessee State University specializing in Physical Education and Secondary Education. I'm married to a fellow educator, Clay, and we have one daughter, Ella Kate. 

Each child that comes to my class will move with both confidence and competence from receiving quality Physical Education. My teaching philosophy can be summed up in a single quote by Rita Pierson: "Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.Every day I enter my classroom willing to be that champion for every face staring back at me. I feel it is my duty to ensure that they believe so deeply in themselves that they understand just how capable they are of changing lives in the same way that I hope I am changing theirs.  

When I'm not teaching, you'll find me spending time with family & friends. I also enjoy attending sporting events and a yummy cup of coffee.