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By: John Hay Partners | December 15, 2016

Photo of Misa Nakamura

Meet Misa Nakamura, John Hay's fabulous Special Education teacher and Resource Room lead. Did you know our school has one of the most renowned Special Ed programs in the district? The teachers are the reason behind it, so we're so delighted Misa was willing to answer our questions.


Where did you grow up? 

I grew up in a land where palm trees sway…Honolulu, Hawaii.  My family still lives there so my kids also consider it a home away from home. 

Why did you choose to become a teacher? 

I originally wanted to be a General Education teacher but when I started my internships I realized that the students I felt most connected to all left the room to receive Special Educati...

By: John Hay Partners | November 05, 2015

One of the hallmarks of John Hay Elementary is the diversity of our community. Our school has earned a particularly strong reputation for its services for students with special needs, with initiatives like its inclusion program setting the bar district wide.  Now, John Hay Partners want to build on this success by creating a community group for our Special Education families. Special Education parents will work in collaboration with the John Hay Partners' Board to advocate for these students within the school community, provide mutual support, and to share resources.

On November 13th at 9:40am, please join Principal Tami Beach and fellow Special Education parents for coffee in the cafeteria. We look forward to sharing our vision for this gro...

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