Jennings is a Fellow in the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She trains teachers in the Orton Gillingham Approach. You can learn more about the Orton Gillingham Approach and Academy accredited teachers, trainers, and tutors at www.ortonacademy.org
After graduating from Vanderbilt with a Masters in Special Education in 2005, Jennings worked for ten years as a classroom teacher working with children with special needs including students with cognitive delay, autism, dyslexia, behavioral disorders, and language disorders. She has worked at The Marcus Autism Center and The Schenck School.
In her private tutoring practice, Jennings works with students ages 5-18 of all abilities to develop reading, math, written expression, and language skills. She has also coached students with language- based learning disabilities who are preparing for the ACT/SAT.
Jennings volunteered her time with The International Dyslexia Association-Georgia Branch, serving as the chair for the Dyslexia Dash from 2013-2016. She is the 2018 recipient of the IDA-GA Outstanding Service Award.
As a teacher trainer, Jennings primarily leads workshops and Academy accredited trainings in the traditional Orton Gillingham approach to reading and writing. In Atlanta, she has worked as a Literacy Trainer for Reading is Essential for All People, REAP, a non profit that works to raise funds and provide trainings, mentorship, and practicum experiences for public school teachers. Jennings also leads workshops focused on Orton-Gillingham based Multi-Sensory Math and extending traditional reading and language instruction to reach a diverse population.
Jennings has presented on various topics at Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators Annual Conferences, Georgia Independent Schools Association Conference, and the International Dyslexia Association Southern Regional Conferences.
Jennings is also trained in RAVE-O and Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing.
In her spare time, Jennings teaches yoga at Decatur Yoga & Pilates.