All Abilities Instructor
Miss Jody is our All Abilities Class mentor, serving young adults with special needs as we teach and practice life skills, cooking techniques, social skills and more. Jody’s heart beats for those with different abilities and her young son, Tanner joins her with a natural affinity for patiently encouraging people with varied needs. With over 4 years of experience teaching cooking classes to youngsters, she brings technical skills, enthusiasm and passion to each of our programs. Her background includes 4 years as a local Sunday School teacher, instructing pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade as well as serving as crafting and knitting instructor for both children and the elderly in our community. She is an active parent in the Mandeville Elementary School community. Originally from Seattle, Washington, with an over 10-year career in printing and marketing, she moved to Mandeville with her husband and two sons over five years ago. We’ve trained her palette well on Southern food and she’s developed a great hand at making baked beignets!