Jennifer DesRoches is the instructor for the financial literacy class, Money Matters. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Social Science with a minor in Secondary Education from James Madison University. Jennifer taught 8th grade Civics and Economics for ten years with Fairfax County Public Schools. As a middle school teacher, she developed curriculum and lesson plans designed to engage not only advanced academic learners, but also those with special needs.Throughout her career she participated in numerous seminars that focused on the instruction of Economics and Financial Literacy to today’s students, including participation in Junior Achievement’s Finance Park. Jennifer resides in Oakton with her husband, two young children and energetic labrador.