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Get To Know Mrs. Bulgin!

- The Basics -

Hello! My name is Mrs. Jessica Bulgin and it is my privilege to be one of Valentine Elementary’s first grade teachers. I have taught preschool, first grade, and elementary special education.  This will be my 14th year of teaching - and I’m excited to make it my best year yet!


In addition to being a teacher, I am also a wife and a mommy.  My husband, Jeff, and I have two wonderful daughters, Emily and Olivia, and a sweet dog named Kona.   


- My Education -

For my undergraduate work, I attended Santa Clara University.  I then went on to California State University, Northridge, and earned a multiple subject (elementary) teaching credential, an education specialist (special education) credential in mild to moderate disabilities, as well as my Master of Arts degree in special education.  I also earned my education specialist (special education) credential in moderate to severe disabilities from Point Loma Nazarene University.

To further my professional development, I have also earned my Board Certification in Special Education (BCSE) through the American Academy for Special Education Professionals, as well as my certification as an Educational Therapist/Professional (ET/P) through the Association of Educational Therapists.  I am a certified Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) trainer.  

- Fun Facts -

Name: Jessica Bulgin

Birthday: February 12th (I’m “birthday buddies” with President Abraham Lincoln!)

Favorite Color(s): pink & turquoise

Favorite Book: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith

Favorite Movie(s): Finding Dory; Gone with the Wind

Favorite TV Show(s):; The Blacklist, Modern Family; & almost anything on HGTV

Favorite Food: tortilla chips and salsa

Favorite Drink: diet coke

Favorite Places: Hawaii, the beach, Nordstrom, Target, Club 21 Learning and Resource Center

Hobbies: reading, listening to podcasts, traveling, trying new restaurants, online shopping at Amazon.com