Community Schools

Inspiring People to Act

Our Vision: To be the most family-driven community resource that focuses on developing the whole person through collaboration and strong partnerships.

Our Mission: Inspire people to act to create equity and a sense of pride for all members of the community.

Community Schools collaborates with City of Sun Prairie and Sun Prairie Area School District

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Jenny Divney

Jenny Divney


Welcome to the Community Schools page for CH Bird Elementary! I am Jenny Divney, your Community Schools Site Coordinator. Most of my adult life has centered around education; as an adult learning site coordinator, high school librarian, preschool teacher, daycare provider, reading and math interventionist, and substitute teacher. My husband, Bob, served in the US Army for 32 years, so we’ve had our share of moves and had the incredible opportunity to meet people from all over the world. We have called Sun Prairie home since 2017 and our two youngest attend Sun Prairie Schools. 

I joined this amazing school community at the end of November, 2022, and I am so happy to be learning what it means to be a part of the C.H. Bird family. At CH Bird we think about the strategy of community schools as building a bridge between families, school, and our community so that everyone has what they need and we all thrive together. This shared focus and common vision drives our work and connects us all. 

I look forward to helping to build the bridges that will make this the best community it can be for years to come. For as long as I can remember, my heart has been in the work of building community and celebrating each other’s strengths so that we can work together to create the best community possible.

One of my roles as a site coordinator is to guide our site leadership team. The CH Bird site leadership team is composed of CH Bird staff members, caregivers, community partners, and our school leadership. We meet every month, reviewing data, establishing goals, and creating partnerships and programs that support the needs of our students and families. One new program at CH Bird this spring is the FAST Program (Families and Schools Together). This program is an internationally acclaimed parent engagement program that helps children thrive by building strong relationships at home, and between home and school. 

Everyone belongs here at CH Bird. Whether you have a need we can support or skills to share, I invite you to reach out, connect with me, and be a part of making our school community strong and healthy so our students can flourish.

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Best Regards,
Jenny Divney