English department welcomes Ms. Jennifer Bevington


Mary Koby

Ms. Jennifer Bevington stands at her podium ready to teach. She is one of 12 new teachers at BSM.

This year, BSM welcomes new teacher Ms. Jennifer Bevington. She joins the senior high English department full of excitement. This semester she’s teaching English 9 and American Literature, and next semester she will teach English 9 and Creative Writing.

Graduating from Providence Academy and attending Concordia College in Moorhead, Bevington got an undergraduate degree in English and business. After college, she worked a desk job for a year while she taught orchestra part-time. She then decided to continue her education at Bethel University for her masters in teaching.

English wasn’t always her first choice, but Bevington has always wanted to be a writer; that’s what sparked the English major. “I originally didn’t want to teach English…I was originally a music major, a violin performance major, and then realized that I just liked English more,” Bevington said.

I feel really blessed to be here.

— Jennifer Bevington

When Bevington is not in school, she loves to read and watch TV and YouTube videos. Although Bevington teaches English full-time, she still pursues her musical talents, singing for a professional choir in the Twin Cities. “It’s really fulfilling… I feel like a lot of people are involved in extracurriculars and passions outside of academics, but not a lot of people get to actually do those things as adults,” Bevington said.

Before starting at BSM, Bevington worked at Champlin Park High School for a few years, and then Chanhassen High School for the past three years. Despite coming into a new school in the middle of a pandemic, she has had a great experience at BSM so far. “Everybody has been so welcoming and supportive. My students are lovely; my coworkers are fantastic. I feel really blessed to be here,” Bevington said.