Jalene Higginbotham

Geometry and Statistics

Meet Jalene

Extracurricular Duties

I enjoy helping with the Student Success Team, Scholastic Bowl, Freshman Forward, MFHS Safety and Security Team, and tutoring.

Years Teaching

I am starting my 15th full year.

Years at MFHS

3 years


BS + 8 Illinois College, Illinois State University

Personal Background

I have been teaching and tutoring for about 27 years. I am from Canton, IL and have one brother. I have 3 children and my youngest just graduated from high school. I adopted my first puppy last spring and am loving my fur baby, Belle. I recently moved to a 110 year-old-home and am loving decorating all its uniqueness. And, I am expecting my first grandchild on Valentine's Day!

I think we’re starting to acknowledge that no matter how much we want teaching to be a science that we can prescribe and replicate, it’s also very much an art — a human profession that hinges on human connection and emotion.

Amy Fast