My name is Jen Nelkin. I am a mom to Noah & Sydney, 5th grade twins and wife to Joe, their fabulous dad! I guess I am also a mom to our dog Roxy. We have been at Burley since the kids were in Pre-K, and we feel so fortunate to be part of such a thriving and nurturing school.
I moved to Chicago in 94’ immediately after graduating UW-Madison. (Some of the parents here were toddlers then J). I work in the West Loop at Information Resources Inc. in Operations. I have been involved with PTA and FOB throughout my years at Burley, but this is my first official year on the board.
A couple of years ago, I created and now manage a donation database that keeps track of all the charitable donations our local businesses provide to Burley for the FOB & PTA fundraising events. Some of these local businesses are owned or managed by Burley families. I have also helped with Winter Party the last two years with the online auction website and soliciting donations. I try to help out where I can whether it is watering the garden over the summer (and now taking care of the chickens - I can’t wait!), painting the school, taking part in classroom events, the PTA Fall Fun Fair, and more.
Burley is an exceptional school with an equally exceptional parent community that I am so proud to be part of. That is why I chose to join FOB. Better late than never!