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Corban University

Jennifer Kleiber

Assistant Professor of Education

503-375-7079~

jkleiber@corban.edu

Education

  • B.S. Elementary Education – Western Oregon University
  • M.A. Elementary Education: Reading and Literacy – Walden University

Professional

As Assistant Professor of Education, Jennifer Kleiber teaches courses such as Instructional Alignment, Literacy Methods, ESOL Methods, Classroom Management, and Special Topics.

Before coming to Corban in 2016, she taught first and second grade at Hoover Elementary. During her career in the Salem-Keizer school district, Kleiber was nominated for a Crystal Apple Award, and she currently sits on the School Board Commission for Riviera Christian School here in Salem. Jennifer says, “23 years in elementary ed has prepared me well for my new position, and I have been blessed to have a full and well-rounded teaching career so far.”

Personal

Kleiber and her husband have three grown children, all of whom are pursuing careers as first responders—firefighting, law enforcement, and criminology. She also says of her family, “We love Disneyland A LOT!” When she’s not teaching, Kleiber loves to antique shop, watch foreign films, bake, and go on adventures. She adds, “I am desperately trying to learn how to knit.”

Why Corban

“God brought me to Corban when I least expected it. God very clearly closed one door and opened another—He exchanged my passion for teaching 6-year-olds for a passion to help teach and guide pre-service teachers to become excellent educators. Through this change He is also giving me the opportunity to pursue my doctorate, refine my presentation and public speaking skills, and impact education in different ways than I was able to in a first-grade classroom. I am here because of Him, and I could not be happier!”