Glendene Otake

Glendene OtakeGlendene Otake, with her 23 years of preschool to fifth grade teaching experience, focuses her attention to detail on aspects of daily school life with which her young students concern themselves that can become part of the “teachable” themes contained in scientific investigations that carry important content. In this way, she is able to harness her multiethnic general education and English Language Learner (ELL) kindergartner’s experiences and link student interests to relevant concepts to be learned.

Ms. Otake holds a BS degree and Professional Diploma in Education. Her teaching experience includes Kindergarten Early Childhood Development, and all subjects in Grades 1, 2, 4, and 5. She has also served as a Language Arts Resource Teacher for Grades K-6.

She presented a session at the 2006 National Science Teachers Association’s National Conference on Science Education in Anaheim, CA.

Ms. Otake was recognized with the distinction of Highly Qualified Teacher in 2006.

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