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The Best I Can Be
by Jennifer Sinotte

Jennifer Sinotte is working toward National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist / Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood.

August 25, 2003

My decision to pursue National Board Certification was inspired by my dedication to being a life-long learner, and my desire to excel in the field of education. As a teacher, I am always looking for opportunities to gain knowledge and learn best practices.

After becoming interested in the National Certification process and researching the requirements needed to complete the National Boards, I decided that this would be a good year to begin. I love to learn, and this process provides an opportunity to reflect on my own teaching. The process is very time consuming, but whatever the result, it can only be beneficial for me. If I complete the process successfully, however, my students and my school also will benefit because I will have become the best teacher I can be.

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Meet Jennifer Sinotte

Jennifer Sinotte received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Franklin Pierce College in May 1992, and her master's degree in special education from Providence College in May of 1998. Jennifer has spent her teaching career at Bradford Elementary School in Westerly, Rhode Island. For the first two years of her career, she was a resource teacher for grades four and five. For the past four years, Jennifer taught in a primary self-contained classroom, and recently switched to full-day kindergarten.

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