USU- Uintah Basin Speaker Series, Loving our Rainbows in a Black and White World with Jenn Tuckett

USU- Uintah Basin Speaker Series, Loving our Rainbows in a Black and White World 

April 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Jenn Tuckett- Basin Online Principal, Duchesne County School DistrictDirectory of Events and Activities, Uintah Basin Equality Center


Biography

Jenn Tuckett is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ youth. As a teacher, current principal, and director of events for the Uintah Basin Equality Center Jenn has seen a need for inclusion and support for the LGBTQ youth in the Basin. Jenn is also the mother of four and has a personal connection to the LGBTQ+ community through her children. Jenn completed her undergraduate degree in elementary education along with endorsements in reading and ESL from Utah State University.  She later earned a Master’s in Education in 2007 and in 2009 her administrative endorsement from Utah State University. In 2017 she earned a Master’s of Science in Special Education from Western Governor’s University. Jenn has worked in education for nearly two decades as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and school principal. In 2017, Jenn’s youngest came out as transgender after years of silently struggling with his gender identity and the fear of being rejected by society and friends.  Jenn shares her story as a mom of LGBTQ children and her experience advocating for them in the hopes that others will open their hearts and become more accepting and supportive of the many youth in our community. The positive effects of loving our rainbows can transform their lives and give them the future they all deserve.