Jennie is a native of Lafayette, LA. She is a graduate of Northside High and attended UL. She and her husband Bernie live in Lafayette and have been married for 40 years. They have three children Monica, Kevin, Matthew, one son-in law Johnathon, one daughter in- law Christina and four grandchildren Brock, Alyse, Leo, and Hunter. She has worked at Edgar Martin Middle in Special Ed (grades 5th- 8th ), Fisher’s Childhood Development Center (pre K -4) and St. Pius Elementary in grades K – 1st. She has a been a teacher’s assistant for over 25 years.