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Jennifer Otrosina

Contact Information:

phone: 510-656-1250 ex42015
Best time to call: 9-11, 3-3:30
Hello families,

I wanted to take the time to give some background information on myself. I have over 8 years experience in providing assistance, guidance, and instruction to groups of students at risk or with recognized disabilities, implementing behavior management systems, and providing a variety of instructional duties in support of student’s individual education programs(IEPS) and individualized family service plans (IFSPS).

I received my bachelors of art (B.A) in child development from California State University Los Angeles. Once I completed my bachelor’s degree, I decided to pursue a credential in conjunction with a master’s of art (M.A) in early childhood special education from California State University Los Angeles.

I currently work for Fremont Unified School District as a special education teacher, teaching a special day classroom (SDC) for preschoolers between the ages of three and five. I also work part time on the preschool assessment team helping developing classroom goals for children that meet eligibility for special education.

I think it is important to share with you my personal statement I asked to write when I finished my master’s program. I think it will give a better idea as to how I view what it means to be a teacher and work with children with special needs.

"I believe as a successful teacher, I need to create a supportive learning environment where students are encouraged to achieve to their highest potential. Educational goals should be taught with the student’s strengths and needs in mind. I also believe to be able to succeed as a teacher it is imperative that I allow parents to give their voice and opinion when it comes to their child's education. A parent is such an integral part of their child's learning, there should be a collaborative effort between parents and teacher. Parental involvement can only enrich, not hinder, the academic environment”.

Thank for taking the time to get to know me. I look forward to meeting with you, getting to work with your children, and creating a collaborative relationship.