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Denise Emerson

About me

My name is Denise Emerson, Ms. Denise to my students.  I have been a special education teacher for 29 years.  I have been at Burbank ES for 25 years.  I teach the PAL (Preschool for All Learners) class.  I am the grade level chairperson, the GATE coordinator and a mentor teacher.  Currently, I am on SSC/LSLC.  

I believe all children have the right to an education and I believe all children can learn.

I have a wonderful family, Patrick my husband, Karly (14) and Lily (10).  I enjoy spending time at the beach with my family.


California State University, Northridge, CA

Specialist Instruction Credential Early Childhood Special Education

Specialist Instruction Credential Learning Disabilities

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education