Phone: 719-494-8700 ext. 6616
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors on Science in Elementary Education from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut
Early Childhood Certificate in Preschool Directorship from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mrs. Jessica Orinak
Welcome to my classroom! I am so excited to begin my seventh year here at Ridgeview Elementary School. My goal is to create a classroom environment where we work as a team to make each student succeed in school and in life. I strive to make your student feel safe and welcome each day. I look forward to seeing everyone grow and learn throughout this year and throughout their lives.
I have spent the last 18 years in education. I taught Kindergarten for two years at Stetson Elementary which is also in District 49. After that, I remained as a substitute teacher and took on many long-term subbing roles during that time. Those experiences led me to a position teaching 5th grade here at Ridgeview. I taught 5th grade for three years. This year is my fourth year teaching 4th grade.
I am originally from New Hampshire and found my way to Colorado 18 years ago. My husband Peter and I have built our lives in Colorado Springs and are loving it. I have a passion for reading books, hiking, traveling, and getting together with friends and family.
Communication is very important to me so please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. This year I will welcome many challenges and successes as we strive to accomplish goals and achievements. Thank you for trusting me with your child. There is no place I would rather be, I love being a part of the Ridgeview Family.