Position: Library/Media Specialist; Early Childhood Science Teacher
Education: Bridgewater College – Bachelor of Art in Liberal Studies; University of Virginia – Library Media Endorsement; Antioch University – Masters of Education in Educating for Sustainability
Certifications/Licensures: Pre-K-6, Library Media K-12
Years of Teaching Experience: 11
Years at Powhatan: 5
Bio: Jess spent 4 engaging years teaching third grade in Loudoun County, with 2 years as Lead Teacher, and two years in Winchester Public Schools: 1 in third grade and 1 as PK-4 Librarian. She served on STEAM Committee for three years for LCPS, held weekend outdoor education programs once a month, presented at Virginia Association of School Librarians Conference and is a former Virginia Master Naturalist. She is working on completing her Mindfulness for Education certificate through Antioch University. Jess also leads Powhatan’s Adventure Club, an afterschool club focused on outdoor education.
Hobbies: Backpacking, traveling, yoga, hiking with her dog Rex, and reading
Favorite Quotes: “Good questions outrank easy answers” —Paul Samuelson