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Jessica Kertz teaches Spanish at CICS Northtown Academy a diverse high school with over 20 countries represented among its 838 students in Chicago, Illinois. Since joining the staff in 2010, Jessica has piloted the One Goal program. She’s taken over 30 students to Spain and France to further improve the connection between language and culture in the classroom and real world and created an honors curriculum for Spanish II. Her goal is to open a high school that focuses on international study-abroad opportunities as well as social justice advocacy.