Interview-Jennifer McCaffrey

Jennifer currently works at North Pointe Elementary, a 2013 National School of Character. National Schools of Character are schools that have demonstrated through a rigorous evaluation process that character development has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate. North Pointe Elementary is the first to hold this title in Clear Creek I.S.D. North Pointe was recognized for its commitment to character education and for fostering a positive environment for social and academic learning; Jennifer joined a team of teachers in Washington, D.C. in October 2013 to attend the Character Education Partnership Forum and accept the award on behalf of the school’s stakeholders. In partnership with her administrative team and under Jennifer’s leadership, North Pointe’s character education journey began with the belief that all students can learn and add great value to the learning community in both academics and behavior. From the moment you walk into NPE, you can see that Character Education is an integral part of our everyday lives.

Jennifer lives in League City, Texas with her husband of ten years and three year old son, Mason. She hopes to instill her own sense of moral responsibility to her son and seeks way to be a contributing, positive member of society.


Character Traits-Teaching soft skills at an early age

  • What is a soft skill?
  • The importance of teaching soft skills
  • 5 great ways to teach soft skills
    • Mirroring
    • Modeling
    • Telling/Reading Stories
    • Role playing
    • Labeling facial expressions
  • Make teaching soft skills a priority


Connect with Jennifer:

North Pointe Elementary Counselor
on Twitter
Houston, Texas 77059