This is the place where you get to learn more about me! My passion for studying communication and media began my freshman year in college. I took my first children's media course (which at the time was called children's television since there were not a lot of other media designed for children at the time and video games weren't getting as much main stream attention as they do now) and I have been studying children's media ever since. What surprised me was not how much I enjoyed learning about communication and media in my college classes, but the fact that these subjects had not been taught to me before I got to college. "Why isn't this being taught from elementary to high school?" I wondered. I spent the next four years working towards my B.S. in Communications/Media with a concentration in radio, television and film. Later, I went on to obtain a M.S. in Applied Communication determined to teach media literacy. I began working as an adjunct at a local university and continued to do so for several years before I began receiving invitations to discuss communication and media literacy as a guest lecturer at other local colleges. Shortly thereafter, I co-founded Screen Savvy Kids with the help of a friend and colleague. 

In addition to my education, I am also an experienced photographer and videographer. Working at a photography studio gave me valuable, hands-on experience in the field. Now with Screen Savvy Kids, I get to share the resources, knowledge and skills that I have learned over the years with students (and adults) of all ages. It brings me joy to assist others as they develop more effective communication skills and better critical thinking skills while having fun creating media along the way!  

Thanks for stopping by and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Jennifer Ladner, M.S. 
Communications and Media Consultant and Owner of Screen Savvy Kids