Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jo Norris

I graduated with a B.A.. in Special Education from Kean University in 1993 and am certified Teacher of the Handicapped for ages 3-21.

I've been fortunate to work for the Carteret School District since 1993. I began my teaching career in a self-contained program working with K-2 students with Specific Learning Disabilities.  After three wonderful years in that program, I transitioned to working with Preschoolers with Disabilities. Over the last 20+ years, I've worked with Special Needs preschoolers in full and half day programs as well as  in self contained and inclusion settings. 

Over the years, I've had the opportunity to expand my experience in short term assignments, by providing In Class Support in the elementary grades as well as reading intervention with students in multiple grades. While I've enjoyed and learned from all of these experiences, my primary passion remains preschool.

When I'm not in school, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, hiking, cooking, and traveling.