Jessica was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado and attended Colorado State University. Her mom was a teacher so she grew up around schools and always wanted to be a teacher. Unsure of the age she wanted to work with, she majored in Human Development and Family Studies in order to get experience with all age groups. Jessica always loved learning about and immersing herself in other cultures so she moved to Asia after graduation and taught English for a couple years in China. After that, she taught online English lessons in the Netherlands until COVID when she moved back home. All of these experiences overseas furthered her passion for working with multilingual students. For the last three years, she was the ELD teacher at a middle school near Sloan’s Lake which taught her a lot, but she was ready to make the change back to Elementary School. Jessica has a passion for working with students from different backgrounds and experiences and loves celebrating students’ multilingual superpower. She hopes to bring this passion and experience to students at Academy 360! When she’s not at school, Jessica loves traveling, going to concerts, trying new restaurants and cafes, spending time outside and binging movies and tv!