B.A. in English from Muhlenberg College; M.S. in Literacy Education from Hunter College. Jessica began her career in education in the Bronx, NY at P.S. 170 and taught kindergarten students for 2 years and first grade students for 2 years. While there, she was the coordinator of the Student Enrichment Model (SEM) program as well as the Literacy lab site. Currently, Jessica teaches first grade at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep in Manhattan, NY. She is the lead teacher for the first grade as well as a mentor to student teachers from Fordham University. Jessica aspires to be a curriculum coordinator or a literacy coach in order to work with other teachers to create and implement effective teaching in the classroom. She also hopes one day to be a principal of a school where she will have the ability to be out in the classrooms and teach classes alongside the teachers.