About Mrs. Whitacre
Phone: (716)483-4412 ext. 6011
Degrees and Certifications:
Bethel University, St. Paul, MN. Bachelor of Art in Psychology Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA Certification in Elementary Education (K-6) Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA Masters in Special Education NYS Professional Certification, Childhood Education Grades 1 to 6 NYS Professional Certification, Students with Disabilities Grades 1 to 6
I am so excited to introduce myself to you! My name is Jennifer Whitacre and I am a self-contained special education teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. My husband is also a teacher in the district and we have a son named Parker.
I have been working in behavior modification both in the community and educational setting since graduating from college in 2002. I started out in the field of psychology and had the privilege of working with children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Bipolar, and all across the Autism Spectrum. I returned to college to earn my teacher certification in Elementary Education and my masters in Special Education in 2007. I started working for Jamestown Public Schools in 2009 as a substitute teacher and full time since 2013. With my knowledge of behavior, it is my number one goal to make a difference in the lives of each and every one of my students and their families both at home and at school.