Teacher: Kristina Berzina
Paraprofessionals: Sally, Sheri J. and Kari
My name is Kristina Berzina and I am one of the Transition
teachers for our students ages 14-21. I started volunteering & doing
paraprofessional work at JP Lord during the summer of 1994 and also worked next
door with Hattie B. Munroe’s “Camp Munroe” program. It was such a
profound experience, I changed my major (from child psychology) to
elementary/special education at UNL the following year. I worked as a summer
school paraprofessional & camp counselor until I graduated in December of
1998. I was thrilled to find out that a teaching position had opened at JP Lord
and I was hired in February of 1999. I have been happily teaching in room 1
I have been married to my husband, Tyler, for 17 years. He is a
physics teacher at Millard West High School. I love traveling, kayaking, taking
photos, researching my family history, spending time with family & friends
and my cat, Luna.
to the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Kristina Berzina and I am the
special education teacher in room 1. There are three wonderful
paraprofessionals who help me provide hands-on care and instruction for our
students: Sally, Sheri J. and Sheri T. We have 4 returning
students that we’d like to welcome back—Heather, Nick, Fabi and David. We
excited that we have the opportunity to work with them for another year.
There are also 3 new students who have moved to us from other
classrooms—Elvia, Rosi and Cortasia. We are happy to have them with us and are
enjoying getting to know them.
year we will be learning through month long themes that incorporate academics,
art, music, cooking, technology and literacy. Some of our themes will
be: Folktales, Hooray for the USA, The Desert, Australia, Insects and the Wild, Wild
West. We are also looking
forward to field trips to the zoo and Westroads Mall, as well as, the ground
breaking ceremony for our new building! It's sure to be another busy year
filled with lots of fun and learning!!