Welcome and thank you for visiting our classroom site! My name is Jennifer Dotinga and I am excited to welcome you to Somerset Prep of North Lauderdale, as your child's Kindergarten teacher! I was raised in Michigan and moved to Florida 6 years ago. It was my Kindergarten teacher who inspired me to become a teacher. I attended Calvin College and graduated in 2007. I enjoy reading, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with my family and friends. My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way. One of my roles as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside them to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively and learning through play. I am really looking forward to a fun–filled and educational year!!!