My name is Jen Dowzak, and I am excited to be back on the Marcy team for the 2019-2020 school year.  My experience has primarily been in the Minneapolis Public schools working with students with autism for over 10 years.  I finished my Masters in Autism from the University of St. Thomas in 2016.

     Teaching has always been a passion of mine.  I have been working with children in different capacities throughout my life but became a teacher to have a direct effect on learning.  I believe that children should have an opportunity for an education that encourages them to grow as a person and supports them to be as independent as possible. 

     A little bit about me:    I love sports and have

ASD Team
Jean, Linnea and Jen
been playing competitive softball for over 10 years.  I find that staying active in things that you are passionate about gives a balance to a busy life.  I hope to find out what your child is passionate about and help them build on it.  Everyone has strengths; we want to find out what those strengths are and how they can help your student learn.

     It is my goal to work with you to support your student in their academic and social endeavors.  I hope to connect with you to learn more about your family and how we can work together as a team.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me and I will reply as soon as I can at