Jennifer Bruner joined the Partnership for Resilience in September of 2019 as a Consultant for Resilient Southern Illinois. She works with numerous school district resilience teams in the region to promote trauma-responsive schools by providing professional development and working with community partners. Before becoming a part of the Partnership for Resilience, Jennifer spent 14 years in the Marion Unit #2 School District working as a substitute teacher, paraprofessional, and as a classroom teacher at the elementary and middle school levels. In addition, she has three years of business management experience. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale and a Master of Arts in Education from McKendree University. She currently holds an Illinois Professional Educator License for teaching Elementary Education for grades K-9 with endorsements in Language Arts and Social Science for 5-8 and a Reading Teacher endorsement for K-8.