Culinary Arts and Health Education
Jennifer Gernhard, a TA faculty member since 1997, has a long history of providing TA students with the necessary cooking and self-care skills critical to successful adulthood. She is a life-long learner herself, taking classes at King Arthur Flour’s baking center and, most recently, attended a pastry “Boot Camp” at the Culinary Institute of America.
Jennifer holds a degree in elementary education from the Mississippi University for Women and a BS in nutrition and dietetics from the University of New Hampshire.
According to Jennifer, TA students are active, capable, and engaged. “TA students are busy! They are three-season athletes, participating in plays and musical productions, robotics competitions, the geography bee, and Friends on Friday. From the Mr. TA Pageant to the Empty Bowl Project, timber framing to pastries, TA supports a wide range of activities that nurture the skills and interests of our students. ”