Jessica is in her 13th year as a faculty member at The Rashi School, working as a lead teacher in a third grade classroom.
Over the course of her tenure, she has been a member of several curriculum review committees, including Social Studies, Science, and SEL. She has worked for Brandeis University as a mentor in their DeLeT program, helped to facilitate Mitzvah Makers, chaperoned the 7th grade trip to Washington D.C., organized the school’s annual Community Seder, and founded the Rashi book club. She also teaches the annual Red Cross Babysitters Training Course offered to middle school students.
Her innovative classroom ambassador program was the inspiration behind the current Admissions Ambassador initiative, which has played a powerful role in introducing prospective families and staff members to the school community. In her teaching, Jessica demonstrates a strong commitment to both social justice and personalized education. She is currently the teacher leader of the JBlend Team.
Outside of school, Jessica has pursued opportunities as an advocate and mentor. She directed Cambridge Adventure Day Camp for five years, works at Eisner Summer Camp (URJ EISNER CAMP) as a senior member of the Community Care Team, and frequently publishes articles related to parenting and education on a wide variety of websites.
Additionally, Jessica is the proud Rashi parent of a current 2nd and 4th grader, appreciative of the opportunity to experience the rigor and breadth of the curriculum from a different vantage point.
Her practice is a reflection of both her personal and professional commitments to the school, evolving constantly in response to the needs of Rashi families and students, past, present, and future.
Jessica is a graduate of Phillips Andover Academy and the Mountain School of Milton Academy. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College in 2001, and went on to receive an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Lesley University in 2006.