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My name is Janice Klinzing and I am a Special Education Teacher at Medina High School. I have been teaching in Medina since 1998. I began teaching at Wise Middle School, moved to Oak Orchard after 14 years and this year began teaching here at the high school. It has truly been a wonderful adventure. I received my Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from NCCC. I earned my BS in Exceptional Education/Elementary Education from Buffalo State College and my MS as a Reading Specialist from Canisius College. After graduating from Canisius, I taught graduate classes in Literacy and Elementary Education for a number of years.
I have been fortunate to have lived in many parts of the world and across the U.S. I have been married for almost 44 years and my husband and I have six adult children and 15 grandchildren. We have been involved in Special Education since our oldest son was born and have experienced all the changes that have occurred in Special Education since the mid-seventies. So much has been accomplished and I feel very fortunate to have been part of the changes.
Twelve years ago I moved to Medina with my husband after having lived in Gasport since 1982. We bought a small hobby farm and raise chickens, goats, sheep, ducks, and a rescue pig and rabbit. This community is our home and I am proud to live where I teach.
My students over the years have taught me so much. I love seeing former students and I enjoy seeing current students when I am out and about in Medina.