Degrees and Certifications:
B.M. Music Therapy B.A.E. Special Education M.Ed. Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction NBCT Exceptional Needs Specialist Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Innovation
Dr. Jess Ledbetter
Hi, families! feel privileged to be your child’s teacher! I’m a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Exceptional Needs Specialist. I believe that continuous reflection is key, and we love to find ways to improve! I have worked with preschoolers since 2006, and I especially appreciate this age group of students. As a teacher, I believe in a coaching style that increases self-esteem and promotes independence. We work very hard to develop a caring classroom culture that promotes social skills. I love using music during classroom learning opportunities! I completed my music therapy internship at a school that specialized in using sensory integration techniques (SI) to enrich learning and improve concentration. We will have many opportunities for music and sensory experiences this year! I also love “Project Based Learning” and dramatic play. We use our imaginations as much as possible, and I love to build things with the kids. I am really looking forward to getting to know your family and the unique talents and personality of your child!
You can reach me at 623-445-4345. My classroom phone goes straight to voicemail during the day, so leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. If you need to reach us immediately, you can call our office at 623-445-4001. Over the years, I've gathered many resources on a website you can access at: www.jessledbetter.pbworks.com. Check it out!