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Special Education

Jefferson Academy is committed to providing each student with a quality education. Our staff includes certified and trained teachers and assistants. Teachers at Jefferson Academy will be certified on the level they are teaching and display expertise in all aspects of our curriculums. All teachers will hold appropriate licenses and endorsements as outlined in Utah rule. In order to keep current in best educational practices, our faculty is required to complete continuing educational credits annually. Parents have the right to receive and request information on the qualifications of their child's teacher. If you have questions or want more information please contact school administration or view ASPIRE. Jefferson Academy employs individuals holding LEA-specific educator licenses, license areas, or endrosements in accordance with Utah Admin. Code R277-301-7. Additional information on educator licensing can be found on the USBE CACTUS website.

The following designations or levels apply to educator licenses, license areas (i.e.-elementary, secondary, special education), and content endorsements (i.e.-mathematics, music, Spanish, social studies).
--Professional: The educator has completed an educator preparation program that includes content and pedagogical knowledge. This program may have been completed at a university or in an alternate pathway that was supported by school districts/charters and the Utah State Board of Education.
--Associate: The educator is currently completing an educator preparation program, but has not yet completed all requirements for a Professional Educator License, license area, or endorsement. The educator is enrolled in a university-based or Local Education Agency (LEA)-based program. When the educator completes the program, they will have a professional level.
--LEA-Specific: The educator has not completed an educator preparation and is not currently enrolled in one.

• Professional 84%
• Associate 13%
• LEA Specific 3%

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Celeste
Forman
Special Education Director

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Blakelee
Juston
Special Education Teacher

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Kimberlee
Kenner
Special Education Teacher Assistant

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Bonnie
Vashaw
Special Education Teacher Assistant