5th Grade Teacher
High school graduated from: Argyle
College: Jessie earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She went on to receive her Masters in Reading from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Previous employment: Most recently, Jessie was a 5th Grade Teacher at Iowa-Grant Elementary/Middle School. Prior to that, she was a Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher at Riverdale Elementary/Middle School.
Family: Husband, Kyle. Three boys: Crue (age 5), Beau (age 3), and Leo (born in July).
Hobbies/Free time interests: Spending time with family, running, reading, and outdoor activities.
What attracted you to apply in #PointerNation?: The strong community.
Quotable: “Building relationships is at the core of my beliefs. I believe when students feel cared about, they will work for the teacher. I believe in creating lifelong readers. Students need to find the love of reading or continue to enjoy reading. Becoming lifelong readers will progress students to any goal they have as a student and as an adult. I believe in showing students what they are capable of including as writers. My philosophy of teaching is informed by the material I teach, the students I teach, and what I have learned from personal experience.”