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Jennifer Purkat

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant

Developmental Delay Consultant


University of WI-Stout, BA: Early Childhood Education, MS: Early Childhood Special Education


Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd)

Early Childhood Special Education

Summary of Professional Experiences:  
Jen started her career at Anoka-Hennepin School District as an ECSE teacher in a multi-categorical classroom. She also moved into the role of Autism Specialist and Behavior Specialist to help support her colleagues. She then moved to South Washington County Schools where she did half a year in Birth-3 program and then continued teaching 3-5 years olds in both inclusion and special education classrooms. Jen has been a Pyramid Model internal and behavior coach and currently is a state trainer for the Pyramid Model through the MN Centers of Excellence. She is excited for her my new position with TCEC this year and looks forward to continuing to grow her skills and to help schools and students be successful.

Personal Information:
Jen was born and raised in Ely, MN where her family spent much time outdoors fishing, snowmobiling, and camping. She currently lives in Forest Lake with her husband and three children. They spend most of their time outside and love taking trips north to the cabin and Ely. 

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