Literature & Communications Teacher, Director of International Programs
Jessie , a native of New Hampshire, knew at a young age that a career in education was her calling. At the age of 17, she began teaching for the Breakthrough Collaborative in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she taught middle school students in a variety of courses including, Language Arts, Poetry, Creative Writing, Speech and Debate, and Arts and Crafts.
Following study at James Cook University in Australia, Jessie graduated with a degree in English Teaching. Immediately after graduating, she road-tripped across the country to Tucson, Arizona, where she taught seventh and eighth grade Language Arts for four years.
After searching for a place that felt a bit more like home and had a fantastic school, Jessie found a perfect match. In the summer of 2011, along with her dog, Pickles, she loaded up her trusty jeep and moved to Park City, where she has been teaching middle school English and Communications, leading Outdoor Education trips, heading the Yearbook Committee and co-teaching a team of middle school students who produce and promote an annual local TEDx outreach event in Park City. In addition to education, her passions include traveling, softball, card making, and writing.