Phone: (714) 447–7765


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A., CSU Fullerton ('96) Credential, UC Riverside ('97) M.S., CSU Fullerton ('16)

Mrs. Jenny Rovira

This is a page to get to know me, Mrs. Rovira! I have many likes and dislikes! Are we similar or different? Read on to hear about my faves.

A little bit about Mrs Rovira . . .

First, you should know that I am a self-proclaimed “nerd” and PROUD OF IT! 🙂 #Nerdy #NotAshamed


I have a husband, who is also a teacher, and three kids. My kids’ ages are 20, 18, and 12.

I have a beagle named Black Jack [dog tax]. He is eight years old! He is WAY cute, and has a lot of personality. He's actually more like a cat: (1) he can sleep all day; (2) he likes to cuddle and sleep on my legs; (3) he rarely barks or is noisy (except when he chases squirrels in the yard). Black Jack is considered "my" dog. Next, we have Ike [dog tax], four years old, who is a yellow lab, and who is my "husband's dog." Ike is so handsome; he is also very lazy. "Why sit when I can lie down?" is what he thinks. Even though Ike is 97 pounds to Black Jack's 25 pounds, he still considers Black Jack the "boss" in the house. Finally, we have Mac [dog tax], who is one year old, and also a yellow lab. Genetically, he is Ike's brother; they were not from the same litter, but they both have the same parents. Still a puppy, he likes to dig in our yard (sometimes in inappropriate places), snatch things out of the trash, and beg for food. He and Ike play well together, especially tug with a rope. Both Ike and Mac know exactly how to lie right in the middle of where we are walking or need to work. Together, they are my "Paw Patrol" [dog tax] or my "Twelve–Paw Posse."

Home Base
Fullerton, CA

Quick and easy details include: I was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. My husband teaches at Beechwood. He is also a retired Major in the California Army National Guard. He has been on two deployments since we were married 22 years ago–once to Utah for a year after 9/11 and to Kosovo for 18 months in 2004–2006. This is my 26th year teaching, and I have been involved with GATE/Honors education for 25 of those years. Two of my kids have graduated from Sunny Hills High School (Go Lancers!) and my youngest son attends Beechwood.

In my free time (which, frankly, doesn’t come around that often) I like to sleep, read, and play on my computer, watch K-dramas and play Animal Crossing on my Switch. I love gadgets and office supplies. I also have a hobby, mosaics. So far, I have made a decorative plate with glass pieces to keep in my house. Sadly, it fell off my wall, so now I need to find another place for it.  I also enjoy working and playing around with Photoshop on my computer. (I get that from my dad.) I also like to bake. But mostly, I love to take naps when I can. 🙂



  • I love lots of sweets with rainbow sprinkles on them: (1) white rainbow sprinkle donuts; (2) buttery sugar cookies with rainbow sprinkles; (3) yogurt or ice cream (when I can eat it rarely) with rainbow sprinkle topping.
  • Tulips or daisies are attractive flowers.
  • When I go to Jamba Juice, I always get the same drink: Razzmatazz. Actually, whenever I go to any restaurant, I usually end up getting the same thing: scampi and chips at The Olde Ship, the #1 at Wahoo’s, a beans/rice/cheese burrito from El Camino—I am a creature of habit!
  • EGGS ARE DISGUSTING. I HATE EGGS ANY STYLE: scrambled, fried, over easy, poached, hardboiled . . . WHATEVER. I’ve never liked them; even when I was an infant and my mom tried to feed them to me, I spit them out. Ew. Coffee is almost as bad.
  • I have a totally awesome SpongeBob collection. I have all the SpongeBob Legos and I don’t even let my own kids play with them. I have a SpongeBob chia pet, Lego keychains of the characters, stuffed beanie babies in my car, water bottles with SpongeBob on them . . . you name it! 
  • I also have an incredible Peanuts Gang collection. Most impressive is my Charlie Brown Christmas tree (just like the one in the movie!) and my Peanuts Gang ornament collection. Remind me to post a picture of it online when I set it all up this year.
  • The smell of eucalyptus is awesome and refreshing.
  • Finding forgotten money in one’s pocket is a small personal joy I get from time to time.

Movies (seek parent permission before viewing)

  • The Usual Suspects
  • Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Room With a View
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Grosse Pointe Blank


  • Cast of The Office
  • 박서준 오빠
  • Betty White
  • Justin Bateman and Will Arnett (Arrested Development)


  • Spandau by Albert Speer
  • anything by Jane Austen
  • biographies about historical figures from the Tudor period
  • the encyclopedia — no joke! I read an entry from it almost every night. I find something during the day that piques my interest, and then I read about it that night before I go to sleep
  • the atlas — again, no joke! I like to read maps for fun. Seriously.


  • The Clash
  • New Order
  • Beastie Boys
  • Depeche Mode
  • English Beat
  • pretty much any ‘80s artist or group–especially the Brits!–with the exception of hair/glam/metal bands of that era
  • NO country music (except Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Sr., Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Asleep as the Wheel)!
  • Old Skool rap (like LL Cool J, Run DMC, Dr Dre)
  • Various KPop songs from the dramas that I watch (bands: Super Junior, BTS, LEENALCHI, SHINee, etc.)


  • Mexican and Italian foods (in moderation, because of cheese—lactose intolerance!)
  • Korean BBQ
  • tame sushi
  • bacon
  • French bread slathered in butter
  • Fizzy water with flavoring (fruit punch)

Fave Places

  • London
  • Florence
  • San Diego
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • San Francisco
  • anywhere I’ve never been