Kirkwood Elementary's Julie Jessen
Kirkwood Elementary School
"As a single mother of a 5 year old child, I had reservations about his Kindergarten year and how he would adapt. However, my son’s teacher Ms. Jessen not only showed compassion to my son, but she also provided support and guidance throughout the year.
Although he had times of struggle, at no time was he made to feel alone or segregated from his peers. Ms. Jessen made every effort to guide him through his daily activities. She also took the opportunity to teach all the students about teamwork, support and understanding of each other's differences. Due to Ms. Jessen's efforts on his behalf, both my son and I are moving forward with a positive attitude and new skills to draw upon as he continues his education."