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About Jenna Scheevel
Jenna Scheevel received her associate of fine arts in music from Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids before transferring to St. Cloud State University, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in instrumental and classroom music education. She is currently working on a master’s degree in education. “Music has been a part of my whole life,” she said. “Being able to share that passion with younger generations is amazing.”
As a teacher, Scheevel says her best quality is patience. “Having patience while a student is grasping a new concept is extremely important,” she said. “By having patience, my students will receive more help to understand things in class, and I will be able to go back and reteach things multiple times if needed. Patience has been key and continues to be a best quality of mine in many areas of teaching.”
Favorite Performance Character Trait: Humility
“Being humble is a trait I’ve had my whole life,” she said. “Having humility is especially important as a teacher. Being able to admit to a mistake, or being able to say, ‘I don’t know the answer to that question, but I will find out,’ is important. Teachers need to be seen as humans as well, so having humility as a teacher helps to build positive relationships with students and also helps set the idea of growth mindset.”
Fun Facts about Jenna Scheevel
Q: What are three things most people don’t know about you?
- Sheep are my favorite animal, and I want nothing more than to own a mini sheep someday.
- If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be a veterinarian or in law enforcement.
- My mom was an only child, and my dad was the only one of his siblings to have children, so therefore I have no cousins.
Q: What is your favorite type of physical activity?
A: In the summer of 2018, I participated in the Full Tough Mudder event. It was epic! I also ran in my first 10K over the Twin Cities Marathon Weekend in St. Paul. It was an amazing event, because I set a goal and completed it. I am currently training for the Earth Day Half Marathon. This will be the longest race I’ve ran, so I’m very excited to take on this next challenge.
Q: What was your favorite song and why?
A: I can’t pick just one! However, here a couple of my favorites. “Sparks” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra – I love the story being told within this song of a person who has overcome many obstacles and is bringing “sparks” to various places in life. “I Can Only Imagine” by Bart Millard – this religious piece has many connections to me and gives me goosebumps every time I listen to or sing it.
Q: Who was your favorite musician/band/group and why?
My favorite band is Evanescence. The lead singer, Amy Lee, is absolutely astounding. Her vocal range is so vast, and she sounds amazing in every part. I also enjoy the music as a lot of it has “realness” to it, and her songs are ones that you can connect with. The music by Evanescence also lays on a large spectrum from lullaby-like tunes, such as “My Immortal,” to ones you can belt out, such as “Bring Me to Life.” Overall, my favorite type of music to listen to is rock. My husband and I enjoy attending rock festivals and concerts, such as “Rockstar Mayhem” and “Northern Invasion.”