While the University of Florida College of Education has had the esteemed privilege of graduating first, second and third-time EduGators, it is on rare occasion we have the opportunity to recognize a four-time EduGator.
Jennifer Homard (B.A.E ‘98; M.Ed. ‘99, Ed.S. ‘09, Ed.D. ‘19) began her EduGator journey more than 20 years ago. Though she originally arrived at UF to pursue a degree in physical therapy, she soon found herself called to another path – education. She began the Elementary Education ProTeach program and has never looked back.
“To me it was magical, it was absolutely magical,” she said.
Since then, Homard has devoted her career to maximizing students’ potential and opportunity for lifelong success. Not only has she served in the classroom, both at the K-12 and higher education levels, but she has also worked as a curriculum specialist for the Alachua County school district, an assistant principal and a principal. Today, she serves as the director of high school dual enrollment at Santa Fe College.