Get To Know Mrs. Bulgin!

- The Basics - bulgin family in maui

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, kindergarten, first grade, and elementary special education.  This will be my 18th year of teaching - and, while it has started out in the most unusual way ever, I’m excited to learn and grow - and 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 Formal Education -

  • For my undergraduate work, I attended Santa Clara University and earned a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, with a double major in Psychology and Religious Studies.  
  • For my graduate work, I attended California State University, Northridge, Master of Arts degree in Special Education.  During that process, I earned:
    • a multiple subject (elementary) teaching credential
    • an education specialist (special education) credential in mild to moderate disabilities
  • I returned to graduate school earned my education specialist (special education) credential in moderate to severe disabilities from Point Loma Nazarene University.

- Further Professional Development -


- Fun Facts -

Name: Jessica Bulgin

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

Favorite Color(s): pink & turquoise

Favorite Book(s): Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl; The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder; The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling; and The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series by Alexander McCall Smith

Favorite Movie(s): Peanut Butter Falcon; Mary Poppins & Mary Poppins Returns; & The Sound of Music

Favorite TV Show(s): The Blacklist; The Office; & Modern Family

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