Trudy Schaffner is the Preschool Program Director & Kids In Motion Director at Jump Start, whose creativity and knowledge keeps the program fresh and fun. Based on a progressive curriculum, her lesson plans disguise learning with play and keeps our preschool students engaged in the process of developing basic gymnastics skills. Active in gymnastics and tumbling for 40 years, her list of credentials is long and impressive. She has completed Fundamentals of Preschool Gymnastics and Hands on Preschool Gymnastics training and courses in Flipping Education's "Let's Do Class". She is a Kinder Accredited Teacher, accredited by the National Association of Dance Masters, and has completed USAG Level 1-4 Rhythmic Gymnastics Course, and ASEP-Youth Coaching Certification Course. She has a bachelor's degree from Eureka College and is USA Gymnastics safety certified as well as Red Cross CPR/First Aid certified.
Trudy's enthusiasm shows, "I love working with such a diverse group of students, learning new things about the children and parents in our program and sharing my love of gymnastics, dance and movement exercise with others. I also love to share the knowledge and experience I have gained raising four children of my own with other moms!"