Welcome to 4th Grade!

Ms. Johnsen



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Ms. Johnsen

I'm Jennifer Johnsen, and I am so excited to be apart of Petal Elementary School this year! I will be teaching ELA and Social Studies and team teaching with Hope Lee, who will be teaching Math and Science. This will be my third year teaching, and I'm thrilled to embark on this 4th grade journey with all of my students this year. It will be a fun and exciting year as we grow and learn together. Go Panthers!!!


I was born and raised in Flowood, MS where I graduated from Northwest Rankin High School in 2012. I moved to Hattiesburg in 2013 to attend the University of Southern Mississippi and have decided to reside in "The Burg". I have two fur babies, Mila and Flip. When I'm not at school, you will find me coaching gymnastics at Jump'In. I have been coaching the girl's team there for 5 years now. In the little free time that I do have, I enjoy anything and everything outside or watching a movie snuggled up with my puppies. 


I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016 with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education. On top of Elementary Education (K-6th), I also have an emphasis in English (7th-12th) and Reading (K-12th).