Jennifer Beach is a children’s programmer at the Kenton County Public Library.
Jennifer is a Certified Professional Environmental Educator who facilitates training in PLT for teachers from early childhood through high school. Jennifer has brought the two separate facets of urban libraries and environmental education together by using PLT as the vehicle by which she engages youth and adults. Jenny is one of only three people statewide who has received the Kentucky Early Childhood and Education Training Credential with a specialty in Environmental Education. This allows her to offer continuing education units at her early childhood PLT trainings, which has dramatically increased interest and attendance. In addition, she uses her extensive training to provide environmental education in library programming for the general public and in school outreach programs. Most recently, Jennifer has served her second term on the board of directors for the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, which doubles as the Kentucky PLT steering committee.
Jennifer was named a National PLT Leadership in Education Award honoree in 2018.