Education Specialist Teacher Preparation Program
Jackie Fisher has taught children in general education and in special education for over 23 years. She has also taught English as a second language for adults. Since 1998 she has been a leader in the BTSA program, training teachers to support beginning teachers in their first years of practice. She continues this work now as a member of the California Formative Assessment for Teachers (CFASST) Design Team, assisting with redesigning the formative assessment and induction processes for general education teachers. In 1983, she was awarded a Noyes Fellowship at Pacific Oaks College to support her master’s degree. Learning how families adapted to their children’s acquisition of English was a focus of her teaching at the elementary level. Her thesis entitled, “Helping Parents Support their Children’s Bilingual/Bicultural Learning Processes” explored this idea.
Mrs. Fisher is an active member of the California Association of Resource Specialists and recent past president of American Association of University Women, Montebello-Monterey Park Branch. Her credentials and certificates include: Elementary, Early Childhood, Adult School- English as a Second Language and Parent Child Observation, Education Specialist- mild-moderate disabilities, Resource Specialist Certificate, Bilingual Certificate of Competency.