Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Jennifer Adelstein Highbarger
My name is Jennifer Highbarger. Having graduated from Mizzou in '92, I have been a pediatric physical therapist for over 20 years. In the past, I have worked with pediatric brain injury and 0-3 year olds in the First Steps Program. When I began working for ECSE in 2007, I had no idea how fulfilling working with pre-schoolers would be. It is such and important time for growth and development in a child's life and I am honored to be a part of that. Currently, I serve students in the ECSE classroom and I am a member of the ECSE Evaluation team that considers children for Special Education Services.
All about me!
I have lived in Columbia my whole life! I am the mother of a daughter and son, both in high school, as well as a yellow lab Daisy, a three legged dog Lou, and a fluffy collie, Marley. The last few years I have been using my passion for physical therapy and helping people with different abilities to create and coordinate, DanceAbility. A special needs dance program for children and adults, here in Columbia. I also enjoy going to concerts with my kids, baking, travelling and spending time with family and friends.