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My name is Jesus Barbosa and I am a teacher of exceptional students at Hawthorne High School. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from New Jersey State University. This is my fifteenth year of teaching students with special needs. I have had the privilege of teaching in the Hawthorne district since 2014 and truly enjoy every single day here!
My teaching philosophy is based on respecting differences, tapping into talents, and sharing my love of learning with my students. I believe we all have something to contribute and I learn so much from my students each day. I use a multi-sensory, theme-based instruction in the classroom and believe in a consistent, positive and respectful approach to making lasting, meaningful behavior changes.