Dear Adult Transition Program Families,
It is with great excitement and pride that I write this letter of introduction as the new principal of the Adult Transition Program (ATP) at Jordan. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as a part of this great community of students, staff, and families. Along with our outstanding staff, I will work hard to build upon the great work and successes that have been established at ATP. My passion for education and supporting the success for all students has been molded over the last several years as a special education teacher, special education administrator, and high school assistant principal. Therefore, it will continue to be my number one priority at ATP to ensure dedication towards supporting a safe and rich learning environment for all students, staff, and families.
Most importantly, I am a firm believer that a strong home/school connection is essential to establishing a positive educational experience. It is with this thinking that I truly look forward to collaborating with all our stakeholders in continuing the good work! Having had the opportunity to serve as the summer school principal for several years at ATP, I have had the privilege of getting to know several of our amazing students, staff, and families. One of the greatest impressions that I have taken away from these interactions has been the endless amount of enthusiasm and pride shown for the program. It is with great joy that I look forward to becoming an integral part of this learning community.
Successful educational programs are often times characterized by their demonstrations of perseverance, resiliency, commitment, and passion. I believe that our families, students, and staff are all embodiments of these attributes! With this, I look forward to a great year ahead of us! Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that you would like to discuss.
Baldwin Pedraza, Principal
Jordan ATP provides specialized academic instruction for adult students working to build individual independence in the following areas:
- Social skills
- Daily living skills
- Vocational skills
- Recreation and leisure
Our instructional program works to build the functional skills of our students with the goal of building levels of student independence that will allow them to be contributing members of their community. Through a combination of on-site and community-based instruction, Jordan ATP students strive for success as they transition into adult living.