Ms. Jennifer Ziegler
B.A.Education K-8 Certification
Arizona State University
Early Childhood Special Education Certification
Arizona State University/Northern Arizona University
Early Childhood Endorsement
Arizona State University
Structured English Immersion Endorsement
Mesa Community College/Rio Salado Community College
Autism Team 3 year program
AZ Department of Education
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
School phone number and extension: 480.279.8600
School Office hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Teacher Availability Hours: Monday-Friday 7:40AM-3:35PM
Welcome Preschool Families
I am very excited to get to know all of you this year! My name is Ms. Jennifer Ziegler. You and your child may call me Ms. Jen. Our classroom is room 116 at Sue Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center. This is my thirteenth year teaching in Higley. Prior to Higley, I taught 2nd grade for one year, and preschool in Mesa for four years. I then ventured to the Higley District where I taught an integrated preschool for 7 years at Higley Elementary and then 4 years teaching Kindergarten at Higley Traditional. Last year, I returned to preschool and extremely happy to be back. I am excited to begin this adventure again with you. I graduated from ASU with a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have an Early Childhood Special Education Degree and an endorsement in ESL. I completed the Arizona Department of Education’s Autism Team 3 year program. I feel that my training in both general education and special education helps me understand the way all children think and learn.
I have a wonderful husband and two amazing children. My son, Jacob, is 17 and will be a senior (oh my goodness!) at Williamsfield High School. My daughter’s name is Emma and she is 10 going on 21! She will be attending 5th grade at Bridges Elementary. We have a crazy yorkie named Bellini and a silly pit/lab mix named Gordie. In my spare time, I enjoy meeting friends for coffee (I run on the stuff), shopping, going to the movies, shopping, refinishing furniture, shopping, crafting, shopping, spending time with family, watching TV, oh and did I mention shopping. I LOVE PINK, glitter, sparkles, sugar cookies, yummy salads, ice cream, french fries, Reeses Pieces, red licorice and Coca-Cola or as I call it “red”coke because there are many different color coke cans. I am a Sun Devils fan and football season ticket holder! Go Devils! I love music, dance and art and encourage it as often as I can.
I believe that communication is the key to a great parent-teacher relationship. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can send me a note or email me at email@example.com. I will do my part by sending out a newsletter each month to update you on what we have been doing in class as well as emails to keep you informed as much as possible. I have a teacher page on the Higley website. Check it out: www.husd.org click on Sue Sossaman Early Childhood Education Center, then teacher pages and look for my name. For individual concerns, I will contact you by phone, send a note home, or email you (if an email address is provided). If you wish to volunteer, I would love it! Let me know and I will give you all the information you need to get clearance.
I am super excited to start the school year and get to know each one of you and your children. It is going to be a fantastic year!
I look forward to seeing you soon!