Jessica Reese

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BA from Hamline University 2008: Spanish ESL licensure from Hamline University 2012 MAT from Hamline University 2016

Jessica Reese

Hello!  My name is Jessica Reese and I have been teaching in Saint Paul Public Schools since 2014.  

I graduated from Hopkins High School in 2004 and received my B.A. from Hamline University in Spanish (major) and art history (minor) in 2008.  From 2008-2009, I taught English in South Korea for a year in Suji-gu, Yongin.  After returning to the United States, work in Minneapolis called to me via City of Lakes AmeriCorps where I tutored/mentored fourth graders on the North side.  In 2010, I started my MAT at Hamline University and received my initial ESL licensure in winter of 2012.  As a long-term substitute in Hopkins Public Schools, I taught ESL in two elementary schools.  In the summer of 2014, I joined SPPS as a summer school ESL teacher of science at Harding High School and started at Murray in the fall.  In the summer of 2016, I completed my Master's Degree at Hamline. 

Outside of school, I will be coaching girls' soccer and leading anime club after school.  I have two pug dogs (Rufus and Maggie) that love to come watch our soccer games.   When I am relaxing, I love reading manga, watching anime, or playing Zelda.  I am excited and looking forward to a great year!

2018-2019 Schedule

Period 1: ESL Level 1 Science

Period 2: Prep

Period 3: ESL Level 1 Math co-taught with Dawn Nalepka

Period 4: ESL Level 2 Science

Period 5: English Language Development (8th Grade)

Period 6: ELA Workshop 8 co-taught with April Vaughn