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I'm Done!...I Think
by Jennifer Sinotte

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

February 16, 2004

Well, I think I'm done! I say that as I stare at the box and envelopes on my kitchen table. I have checked and re-checked the box over and over again, yet I keep questioning myself about whether I've packed it up correctly. I plan to mail it out on Wednesday of this week. I'm leaving it here for a few days, though, just in case I've forgotten something or -- God forbid -- want to change something. I can't explain it, but I have never in my career questioned myself so much. I'm relieved that the portfolio portion has come to an end, but the next few months will be very nerve racking, wondering if I completed everything correctly, and waiting for my scores. I don't think candidates should have to wait until November to find out if we passed or not. The stress will linger until then!

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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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