Jessica holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education as well as a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Theater Arts from Rutgers University, New Jersey. In addition, Jessica studied acting at the Maggie Flanigan Studio Summer Intensive Program in New York City as an undergraduate, nurturing her love for the art form and inspiring her to combine her passion for teaching with her theater experience.
Jessica has been joyfully integrating the arts and facilitating project-based learning in elementary school classrooms since 2006. She has been providing professional development workshops to teachers and school leaders since 2013. As the Arts Integration Specialist for Any Given Child Sarasota, she is a coach and mentor to teachers throughout the Sarasota County school district and beyond.