950 West 22nd Ave.

Eugene, OR 97405

Phone: 541-790-5000

Fax: 541-790-5005

Jani Selven

About Jani Selven

Education: B.S. Business Administration, Oregon State University, 1983, & B.S. Elementary Education, University of Oregon, 1989

Philosophy of Education:

I believe that a respectful, caring relationship with students and their families is the foundation for a wonderful school year.

I believe that children learn best when they are excited about their learning. I strive to incorporate art, drama, cooking, kinesthetic games, vocabulary building and fun into the concepts I teach.

I believe in engaging students through song, dance, storytelling, poetry, and their imagination.

I believe each child has unique strengths and learning styles. I work to differentiate my instruction to provide enough challenge and support for all children.

I believe I need to bring love, laughter and passion to my classroom each day.

Teaching Experience: I have enjoyed teaching 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, middle school, and high school for 15 years in both the Bethel and Eugene School Districts. I especially love teaching math and writing. However, my greatest teaching experience has been with my own children--Amy, Kaari, Krissy and Michael who are now in high school and college.


The teaching staff at Adams Elementary is dedicated to helping students learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally. To learn more about all of our teachers, click the links along the right-hand side of the page.

Birthday: July 6th

Hometown: Astoria, OR

Education: Oregon State University, 1983 & University of Oregon, 1989

Favorite Book: Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Hobbies: Running, Tennis, Gardening, Baking, and Hanging out with friends and family

Email: <selven_j@4j.lane.edu>

Website: Coming Soon!

Attendance:  541-790-5025