Ms Jess' Classroom
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd grade) Montessori Certified in Children's House (PreK-Kindergarten)
Hello, I’m Ms. Jess in the Catalpa classroom at Cherokee Heights. Before this I was a 1st grade teacher for three years at a Charter school in St. Paul. I love the West Side and the families we have here at Cherokee Heights. I feel close to our families, the children I see every day, and close with all the wonderful educators I work alongside.
At home I live with my partner, Alan. We live with our 9-year-old, Julian and our 7 year old, Leo. We also live with a beautiful black labs that are a huge part of our family. I love playing in the yard with Leo while he runs around the yard with our dog Millie. I also love going for hikes with my family and baking new foods/breads. Julian loves creating in his science lab, and playing Minecraft as well as building new things with Leo from cardboard boxes left around our house. :)
On the weekends I love caring for our garden and climbing trees with Julian & Leo. I like staying active & healthy in my life, so I can always be present for my own children and the children I see every day at school. I feel privileged to be learning and growing alongside the children of the West Side. Please know you can contact me at any time, although I prefer email if you are contacting me during the school day. It is rare that I am able to answer the phone during the day.