This week’s outstanding teacher that is being honored in the Bay Area is Jennifer Kenny-Baum.

She is the wellness center coordinator at Redwood High School in Larkspur.

Kenny-Baum is described as an advocate for teen health and wellness in schools.

Colleagues say she’s created a warm and welcoming place for students.

She’s also the school social worker.

Her work includes one-on-one therapy, clinical supervision and health education in the classrooms. 

Kenny-Baum helped create the school district’s very first wellness center and has done ‘incredible work’ in expanding services and getting kids connected to the care they need. 

If you know a special teacher you’d like to nominate, just go to our website and click on ‘Features’ and choose ‘Teacher of the Week.’