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Graduate: MAT, University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate: BA, University of Pittsburgh

Mrs. Jennifer McGaffin

My name is Jennifer McGaffin and I have been teaching in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District since 2007.  I feel very lucky to be able to work at Wallingford Elementary, where I once went to school myself!
 
I have been married to my husband, Jim, for 30 years and we have two children who have graduated from college and are doing well! We are "empty nesters" and not sad about it!  My earlier teaching career took place in the city schools of Columbus, Ohio, and the suburban schools of Farmington Hills, Michigan, where I worked as a long-term substitute.  Upon moving back to Wallingford, I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home with my children for 11 years before deciding it was time to head back to the classroom. 
 
In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, exploring new places, reading a good book, going out to eat in Media, shopping for a good bargain, taking walks, and spending time with family and friends. 
 

Teaching fifth grade brings me so much joy!  I look forward to working with you and your child to make their last year at WES a memorable experience.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via e-mail, a note, or telephone call.  I truly believe that keeping the lines of communication open is the key to a successful year.  Thank you for all that you do to support your child’s learning!