Miss Jenny has had a passion for teaching children and art since she was 5-years-old. She spent her first three years at Edgewood College with a double major in K-12 Education and Art. While Jenny loved her educational studies, she equally fell in love with the graphic design industry and switched majors her senior year with plans to get back into education down the road.
In 2008, Jenny began her marketing career as a Graphic Designer for SVA for seven years. Meanwhile, Jenny became a member of the Dahl family in 2009 when she married her husband Matt and has helped with various marketing projects over the years. In 2015, she took a position at an international company, Nordic Consulting and achieved her dream of becoming an Art Director. While Jenny enjoyed her design and marketing career, her heart was longing to work with children again. Just before having her first child in 2012, she began working on improving her Wisconsin Registry Career Level by taking additional education courses.
After Matt transitioned ownership of Hickory Hill Academy (HHA), formerly Kids Express Learning Center, from his beloved parents in 2020, Jenny officially joined the administration team as the Marketing Director. Jenny and Matt have three children and live in Middleton. Jenny's passions are people, art and design, photography, gardening, and running. Even though marketing is her official title at HHA, you will also find her on campus working in the gardens, helping with facility improvements, subbing in a classroom, or leading various projects to enhance our school community.