Mrs. Jennifer Jones Hinz



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jennifer Jones Hinz

REACH  (Realizing Excellence through Academic and Creative Help) is the Amphitheater School District Gifted and Talented program.  lt serves the needs of students identified as gifted in the verbal, quantitative, or non-verbal areas.
REACH in the Middle School is Humanities for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Students attend Humanities class instead of social studies. Humanities  covers the Arizona state social studies standards through literature, art, and music. The 6th grade curriculum is concerned with world history from the beginning of civilization through the Age of Enlightenment. The seventh grade curriculum deals with American History from the Civil War through the end of the Great Depression. The eighth grade curriculum starts where the 7th grade leaves off and continues through the present. Eighth grade also includes a unit on civics and government.
This is my fifth year teaching Humanities at Cross Middle School and I so enjoy being here!  Having the opportunity to work with students for consecutive years and the relationships that are developed is incredibly rewarding!

Defining Moment in Education


Core Educational Belief


Prior Experience

Third Grade Teacher at Donaldson Elementary

Career Ladder Facilitator for Amphitheater Public Schools

Fifth Grade Teacher at Donaldson Elementary


Education Degrees and Certification

Bacherlor of Science in Elementary Education

Master of Science in Educational Technology

Gifted Endorsement K-12

SEI Endorsement