My name is Jenny Mariano. This is my ninth year in District 63 and at Melzer. In my time here, I have been a 1st/2nd grade multi-age teacher and Instructional Coach. I love being part of this community!
While I grew up in the Chicagoland area, I attended school in Boston and New York and even had the opportunity to spend a semester in Parma, Italy. I loved my time in both those cities but ultimately wanted to be back in Chicago to be closer to my family. I am the youngest of four (one brother and two sisters) and now a very proud aunt to my niece, Lucy. The students will hear about my family often, including my dog Nola. Also, I am currently engaged and we recently postponed our wedding to July 2021.
In my free time, I love exploring neighborhoods in Chicago and trying new restaurants and food (pre-pandemic!). I enjoy spending time with my family whenever I can. We are extremely close. Some of my other interests include traveling, running, hiking, and reading.