GTK: Jen Szoltysik


Name: Jen Szoltysik

Hometown: Huntley, Illinois

Reside in: The Lakes Maricopan

Maricopan since: 2012

Occupation: Desert Winds Middle School Teacher

Family: Husband (Joe)

Pets: Cat (Ozzie)

Cars: Ford Focus

Hobbies: Reading, cleaning, watching sports

Pet Peeves: Messy people

Dream vacation: Visiting all of the Disney parks around the world

Like most about Maricopa: Sense of community – I love running into former students and chatting with them!

Like least about Maricopa: I wish we had more restaurant options


Charity: St. Jude

Book: Harry Potter

Movie: Anything Disney

Actor: Tom Hanks

Song: Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

Team: Chicago White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks & Arizona Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Coyotes

Athlete: Frank Thomas, Patrick Kane, Byron Murphy Jr (he is a former student!)

Food: Chicago Style Pizza

Drink: Coffee

Meal: My mother-in-law’s baked mostaccioli

Restaurant: Raceway

Getaway: Disneyland

Website: Facebook

Quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

Words to Live By: Have courage and be kind.

Joke: What do you call a feline with a short haircut? A bob cat!