Mrs. Jennifer Gennick
Jennifer Gennick holds a B.A. in Psychology with teaching licensure for grades K-8. She has sixteen years of teaching experience, all in lower grades. She is currently teacher grades 4K and kindergarten.
Mrs. Gennick enjoys working with children. She believes each child is a unique individual and greatly loved by God. Her goal as a teacher, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is to help each student make a connection with their Heavenly Father. Academic excellence is another important goal. Through engaging and interactive activities and learning experiences, they will grow academically throughout the school year. Mrs. Gennick believes having a strong start in school is a key to a child’s further success in school. She strives to make her classroom a safe and inviting place where students and parents know they are welcome.
Mrs. Jennifer Semillano
Jennifer Semillano is the teacher for 1st to 4th grade. She is originally from Texas and graduated from Southwestern Adventist University in 2010. After graduating, she went to South Korea and taught English for 2 years. When she moved back to the states, she taught in Oklahoma (grades 3-8) and in Indiana (grades K-8) for 6 years. She and her husband, Pastor Darry Semillano, accepted the call to serve the Lord here in Alabama.
Mrs. Semillano loves to share Jesus with her students. She has a strong desire to instill the love of Christ in their lives and to lead them to know who He is. She believes that every student is important and deserves to be loved, cared for, and accepted. Students are able to grow academically and gain knowledge through multiple hands on learning activities. From crafts to projects, students can share their ideas, and learn from each other. She encourages parent-teacher communication and wants to provide the best service for her students and their families. The Lord has great plans this school and she can’t wait to see what they are.
“Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing”
Mr. Wesley Gennick
Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mr. Gennick grew up in a family who believed in the value of Adventist education to the extent that they sacrificed a great deal in order for him to receive a quality education within the Adventist school system. Mr. Gennick has been a Seventh-day Adventist his whole life and was baptized into the church at 10-years-old. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three young children, two of which attend Mobile Junior Academy.
Mr. Gennick has served over 18 years in the Army and Army National Guard. Currently he is serving in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He has a broad work history in many areas. He was an assisted living home manager in Chattanooga Tennessee for the developmentally disabled at Orange Grove center and school. He was also a technician in a medical laboratory in Huntsville Alabama.
After graduating from Athens State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Collaborative Education (special education), Mr. Gennick is prepared to provide a solid education to all learning levels and to meet each student’s educational needs. He has worked with at-risk students in special education for two years as a pre-service teacher in the Madison County public schools. Mr. Gennick is now the principal and teacher of grades 5th – 8th grades at Mobile Junior Academy. Mr. Gennick has been granted a Standard teaching certificate from the Southern Union of Seventh Day Adventist, also he hold secondary certifications in Biology, Bible, and Physical Education and an Alabama teaching license.
“My goal is to share my experience in life in my classroom and to connect Christ into every subject taught here at MJA!”