The program specialist for Alpha Omega Academy, Jessie Eben monitors, updates, and maintains AOA’s Student Information System (Genius) and its connection to Ignitia. Eben has a bachelor’s degree in secondary social studies education and previously served as the lead history teacher at AOA. As a teacher, Eben completed a lot of internal, behind-the-scenes updates and maintenance on the program, so moving into this new position was an easy fit for her.
Describing herself as fun, nice, and happy, Eben said she feels most fulfilled by helping others. Eben was born and raised in the Midwest, and she loves being outdoors. As a child, she helped out on her uncle’s farm, and she still has a true love for animals. She is married to a farmer and enjoys helping him with hog chores and especially with harvest in the fall. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her two kids (a son and daughter) and her pets.
Eben enjoys helping with her church’s Bible school program each year. If she could pursue another career, Eben says she’d be a veterinarian. An unusual fact others might not know is Eben swam with sharks without a cage in the Bahamas. Eben said she’d like to be remembered by others as a good friend who always brought a smile to people’s faces.