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Jennifer Erdtmann is the Staff Member of Character for December

Jennifer Erdtmann is the Independence School District's staff member of character for the month of December.  The character trait for this month is compassion.  Jennifer is a literacy teacher at Bridger Middle School.  She is not quick to judge her students and realizes the behavior of her students is often due to circumstances beyond school, and therefore treats them respectfully while still holding them accountable. In the past, she has sponsored Outreach International an afterschool club concerned with helping others in the world. Her club was able to bring in representatives from Invisible Children which is an organization that raises awareness and offers support to children in Uganda at risk of being kidnapped and turned into child soldiers at the hands of a rebel army.