Ms. Aniano

Ms. Aniano



Jennifer.Aniano@ComstockPS.org
Classroom Phone: 269-250-8939
School Phone: 269-250-8930

Dr. Aniano has a B.S. in Journalism and a B.S. in history from Eastern Michigan University. She has been teaching since 2009. Her career began with Ann Arbor Community Schools while also earning an ME.d. from the University of Michigan. From there, Dr. Aniano went on to sub in Kalamazoo County, and then worked full-time for Grand Rapids Public Schools as a response to intervention coordinator and an English teacher. She spent nearly a decade in Kalamazoo Public Schools where she taught 6-12th grade English and Social Studies and served as Vice President of the Kalamazoo Education Association. She has taught over 30 different classes in two content areas at the secondary level. Dr. Aniano has served as a superintendent/principal of a secondary charter school Up North. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the City University of Seattle. Her study focused on retaining teachers in urban school districts in Michigan. This is something that she cares deeply about. She is certified to teach English and History, and is a certified central office and K-12 administrator. Her latest venture is serving as the adult education instructor for Compass High School.

Outside of education, Dr. Aniano has served as a Kalamazoo County Commissioner, made a run for state house, and spent many hours trying to drive change in education laws in Michigan, She has devoted many hours of service to the local, state, and national teaching union. She also writes post-baccalaureate courses in trauma-informed care in education for Northcentral University. She is a retired professional mixed martial artist,and trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She once shared the cage with UFC champion, Rose Namajunas, her only claim to fame during her MMA career. She currently holds a brown belt in BJJ, possibly the first woman in SouthWest Michigan to obtain that rank. She still actively competes in Jiu Jitsu. Her husband is also a retired MMA and brown belt in BJJ. That is where they met 13 years ago. When they aren’t at work or at practice, they love to hang out with their dogs, Fedor and Gilly.