I met Coach Jenny 3 years ago when I coached my first team at Oak Hill Elementary. I like to tell people that she has an enormous amount of patience. She is known in our community not only for her 8+ year involvement with FLL, but she also makes Math Decathalon and Science Fair possible in our school. She coached in years when she didn't have a kid on the team because she wanted the program to be continuous. That is true dedication. When I decided to take my team private my second year, she advised me on the pros and cons of both. For her, the choice was clear because she wanted all kids to have access to the program who might be overlooked for a private team. That was a sacrifice I couldn't make at the time, but she did it year after year. Here is her lovely team being interviewed by my 9-year-old, Canh.
When I ran into her in the stands, she was telling me about her impending retirement from FLL, though she might be able to help occasional and might try to find a new home for her orphanned robots. Well, since her team has qualified to go to the Regional Championship, she will have to delay her plans at least one more month.
FLL Coach since 2015