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About Me!

Prior to Estancia, I worked as a special education teacher at Millikan High School in Long Beach for 3 years before having my now 15 year old twin boys. In addition to my boys, I also have a little girl who is now 3 1/2 years old!!

 

I graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Communicative Disorders, as well as a Level One Education Specialist Credential for students with moderate/severe disabilities. I then received my Level Two Education Specialist Credential from National University, as well as a Master's in Special Education.

Mrs. Atkins  kids
Mrs. Atkins  kids
Mrs. Atkins  kids
Mrs. Atkins with husband and daughter

Jennifer Atkins

Welcome to Room 324!!

Hello! My name is Jennifer Atkins and this is my 14th year as a Special Education teacher at Estancia High School. 

It's always fun to see my returning students, as well as get to know my new ones. 

I look forward to another exciting school year!

Graduation 2018
Mrs. Atkins with her student graduating from EHS
Special Education Prom 2018
One of the prom court members from the Fabulous 50 s prom 2018

The theme of our 11th Annual Special Education Prom was "Fabulous 50's". The students had a great time dancing, choosing songs from the jukebox, posing for pictures next to the 1956 pink and black Cadillac and dining on 50's themed food and desserts. Everyone had a great time and we can't wait to see what next year's prom has in store!

Graduation 2017
Students that graduated in 2017
Special Education Prom 2017
Prom court from A Look Back In Time Prom 2017

"A Look Back In Time" was the theme of our 10th Anniversary Special Education Prom. The students dressed in semi-formal attire and enjoyed looking at pictures dating back to our first Prom in 2007. As always, the students had a wonderful time with their friends, making new memories and dancing the night away!

Graduation 2016
Students that graduated in 2016

This year, 11 students (4 from my classroom) graduated from Estancia and will be moving on to the STEP program in the fall. We will miss them very much, but know they will do great!

Special Education Prom 2016
Prom court from Fiesta Prom 2016

"Fiesta!!" was the theme for our 9th annual Special Education Prom and it was another success! The Estancia HS commons area was transformed into a Mexican Fiesta with bright colors, fun music and even a real Mariachi band. Like always, it was a great evening of fun, food and dancing. Next year will be our 10th anniversary prom... I wonder what the theme will be??

Graduation 2015
Students that graduated in 2015
Special Education Prom 2015
Prom court from Disney Prom 2015

Our 8th annual Special Education Prom was Disney themed. The commons area was decorated with Disney's classic characters Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto. Popular Disney themed food was served from restaurants in Tomorrowland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square and Main Street USA. The night was a huge success and everyone is looking forward to what next years theme will be!

Graduation 2014
Students that graduated in 2014
Graduation 2013
Students that graduated in 2013

15 students from our program graduated in June and will be moving on to the STEP program in the Fall.

Special Education Prom 2013
Classroom staff at Big Top Extravaganza Prom 2013

Our Big Top Extravaganza Prom was our 6th annual. Each year the students vote for a favorite theme, as well as for kings, queens, princes and princesses. Everyone has an amazing time. Above are the staff of room 324... Ms. Stacy (the ticket taker), Mrs. Atkins (the ringleader), Ms. Cindy (the circus peanut), Ms. Kim (the lion) and Mrs. Laurie (the clown).

Monthly calendar of classroom & CBI activities

Daily Schedule

A Days

Period 1 - Morning Binder/Current Event

Personal Information/Typing

ETAP - Eagle Study & Read/Reading Log

Period 3 - APE/Recreation/Electives

Period 5 - Language Arts

B Days

Period 2 -

Morning Binder/Current Event

Personal Information/Typing

ETAP - Eagle Study & Read/Reading Log

Period 4 - Math

Period 6 - Career Awareness/Social Skills

Late Start

Period 1 & 2 -

Morning Binder/Current Event

Personal Information/Typing

Period 3 - APE/Recreation/Electives

Period 4 & 5 - Language Arts/Math

Period 6 - Make-up Work

 

Contact Info.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

jatkins@nmusd.us

949.515.6542