Mrs. Baptista-Ochoa's Shining Stars
Degrees and Certifications:
M.S.Ed Students With Disabilities Early Childhood Education
Mrs. Laura Baptista-Ochoa
Welcome to our class page!
*Distance Learning Help Hours*
I will be available from 9:00am-11:00am & 2:00pm-3:30pm daily via Class Dojo and email.
For more information & assignments, please click on Distance Learning tab.
For any questions regarding your child's related services you will find their contacts below:
Ms. Candice Solotaroff: CSolotaroff@yonkerspublicschools.org
Ms. Deborah Snow: firstname.lastname@example.org
A little bit about me:
I am currently teaching a (K-2) Special Class at School 17 and I have been working in Yonkers Public Schools for the last 7 years. I myself attended Yonkers Public Schools. My love of education and my dream of becoming a Teacher began at a young age and I am proud to now be working in the same district that I am a product of.
I received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pace University and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education with a dual certification in Early Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities from The College Of New Rochelle.
Outside of school I love spending time with my family. I am a Mommy to one sweet and active toddler! We love reading books, learning through play, and being outdoors in the sunshine!
My goal is to provide students with a learning enviornment that is welcoming, structured, fun and most importantly, a place where each student feels comfortable and safe. I look forward to working with each of my students and their families to help each child build a love of learning and reach their full potential.
To My Shining Stars, Always Remember:
"Like pieces of a puzzle, we ALL fit together"
"Autism is not a disability, it's a different ability"
"It takes a village to raise a child, it takes a child with Autism to raise the consciousness of the village."
"Laugh often, Dream Big, Reach for the Stars!"