A Little Bit About Our CEO
Jenni spent over a decade as a behavior therapist and test-prep tutor. Her range and depth of experience with standardized tests gave her the capacity to develop Unlocking Potential’s ISEE curriculum and continually fine-tune the content and strategies presented to students. Jenni has worked extensively with students from pre-school to high school and with a variety of learning needs. She works closely with each family and staff member with the commitment of providing the best possible experience and maximum growth for each person involved.
Now a mom, Jenni has even more compassion for the needs of parents. She loves the challenge of adapting and customizing preparation to ensure program effectiveness and is committed to providing the highest level of quality and customer service for each student and family.
Our Educational Specialists
Experienced and Passionate
Natalie comes to UP with an extensive background in education, specializing in secondary science and math. A former classroom teacher and Mathnasium center director, she shares over a decade’s worth of research-based instructional strategies and educational pedagogy gained through a combination of both experience and over 750 hours of additional professional development. Just two days after graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology (with an emphasis in science education) she began her Master’s in Secondary Education in the TEAMS program at Arizona State University- a specialized cohort focused on increasing engagement and inquiry within math and science. While creating authentically engaging learning experiences for her junior high students, she was also coaching both girls and boys volleyball teams year-round, working with athletes from elementary through high school. Shortly after leaving Arizona and her classroom in 2020, Natalie sought to diversify her professional experience; she gained new insight and perspectives on math instruction as she took on the role of Center Director at a coastal Mathnasium.
Coaching as a “guide-on-the-side” is Natalie’s natural instructional style. In addition to teaching students, she began serving as an instructional coach and professional development specialist in 2015, supporting other educators on topics ranging from STEAM to Culturally Relevant Teaching. Today, Natalie continues this work as an independent consultant supporting educators throughout the western states. Outside of this work, Natalie and her husband collaborate as Polaroid artists and yoga instructors to support their neighborhood community of Koreatown.