Jana taught second grade at Colegio Nuevo Granada in Bogotá, Colombia, then returned to the United States to become a Title I teacher and literacy coach in English, Indiana. Having a strong background in science, she was recruited to teach science at the junior/senior high level. She is now finishing her third year as a science teacher in Marengo, Indiana.
In her classes at the McKay School Jana learned that one is always a reading teacher, regardless of content area subject. She is presently a member of the Crawford County Community Band, has participated on the 4-H Council and the Extension Board, and has served in many callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, currently as a Gospel Doctrine teacher. She and her husband, Rodney, have two children