Degrees and Certifications:
I am Jennifer Olivares, a 5th year Special Education teacher. I have a BA in Criminal Justice from UTSA. I interned with the medical examiner's office, but didn't pursue a career in the field. After working as a GM for McDonald's for 29 years; I went back to school to get my Master's in Special Education. After receiving my degree and getting an alterntaive teacher certification; I was hired at Palo Alto as an Inclusion teacher. After my first year, I was asked to teach PPCD. This year will be my fourth year teaching PPCD.
I am also the Cheer coach for the Palo Alto cheerleaders, as well as the South San High School cheerleaders. I have been a Cheer coach fro 15 years, longer than I've been a teacher.