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9930 N. Smith St. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6277 | Fax: (503) 916-2673

Jessica Jacobsen

Hello and Welcome to Mrs. Jacobsen's Classroom!

 

I am the Technology teacher at Sitton Elementary School for all grades, Kindergarten through 5th.  I have been a teacher for 10 years, and have taught in a variety of classrooms, 1st grade, 5th & 6th grade at Rigler, and ESOL (English as Other Language  I have previously taught in the Hillsboro school district and at Rigler K-8 for the Portland Public schools.  I received my BA in Education from Western Oregon University and my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University.

 The best way to contact me is by e-mail jjacobse@pps.k12.or.us.  If you would like to meet in person we can set up an appointment, and of course I can always return a call you make to Sitton at 503-916-6277. 

I hope you take the time to look at the other tabs we have created, which include what programs the children are learning, and how they enhance your child’s learning experience.  We will also update those pages regularly with the projects we are currently working on.

 I have high expectations for student learning and behavior, and that all students can be successful in learning if given the right tools and strategies to do so.  My job as their teacher is to be consistent and explicit in my expectations and provide them with a safe learning environment, where they can experience success. 

This is my second year teaching Technology for Sitton, and thus far the experience has been fantastic.   I really enjoy teaching Technology because students are excited to come into the computer lab and I know that what I am teaching them is something they can use right now and in the future.  Our students need to be prepared to work in a job force where it is necessary to know how to use some form of Technology efficiently.  It is so great that the students at Sitton are getting the opportunity to learn those basic skills now and have a foundation upon which to build, as Technology continues to grow and change. 

 As surprising as it may be not every K-5/K-8 school in Portland Public Schools has a Tech teacher or even a Tech lab.  We at Sitton are incredibly lucky to have a dedicated lab and class time to teach these vital skills at an early age, so the children are comfortable with the technology from the beginning. 

Outside the classroom, I have a number of interests.  I love to Garden, Camp, and take road trips.  We go to Oregon Duck football games whenever we can (GO Ducks!!!).  I also enjoy reading, especially to my daughter each night before bed.