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PROFILE — Jean Bird
Click to Enlarge Photo . . . Jean Thompson Bird grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in Child Development. She taught in the Children's School for seven years directly out of college. Jean continued to work part-time for CMU in the Center for University Outreach DASH project (Developmental Approaches to Science, Health, and Technology), all the while staying connected to the Children's School as a parent and substitute teacher. She returned to the Children's School staff fifteen years ago as an extended morning teacher and has been teaching Extended Morning and the Older 4's class full time since 2005. Music, woodworking, science, and exploring books and stories are some of Jean's favorite activities to do with children. Jean is active in the mission and outreach work of Waverly Church, including directing the Children & Youth Ministry program and teaching early childhood classes. She especially enjoys performing in and producing the Waverly Opera House, a yearly melodramatic show that raises funds for youth programming. Jean's husband, Jim, adds some cool factor into the family with his hobby as a rock and roll guitar and bass player for the cover band, SpinCycle. Jean and Jim have three daughters. Emilie is a student at The University of Pittsburgh. Ahleajha lives and works in the Pittsburgh area. Darrah is in the COSA program in the Graduate School of Social Work at Pitt, and is married to PJ Pfeuffer, pastor of Calvert Presbyterian Church. Jean is the proud "Mimi" of Rowan, Darrah and PJ's son. Darrah and Emilie both have fond memories of the Children's School as alumni.

Email: jbds@andrew.cmu.edu    Phone: 412-268-2198    Office: MMC 17


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