Hello! My name is Mrs. Jessica Kuechenberg and this is my first year at Hanover Central Middle School teaching 7th grade English Language Arts. I grew up in Elkhart, Indiana in a tight knit Italian family. I have one brother, Henry, who is a financial planner in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. My husband, Brad, and I moved back to "The Region" in 2007 so he could use his math skills as a former teacher in the construction field. We have two children, Ryan and Lauren, who both attend Munster High School. We also have a dog, Casey Lucille, who is the baby of the house and seems to bring all of us together. We enjoy spending time together and visiting my husband's family in South Carolina.
I graduated from Manchester University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a kindergarten endorsement. I also have added reading and ELA additions to my license in grades 5-12. I come to Hanover with 12 years of teaching experience in Elkhart and Hammond. I am very excited to be teaching middle school for the first time.