Jessica has been working in Montessori schools since 2002. She is a trained Casa Guide, and received her AMI diploma from the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota in 2005. She was a Casa Guide for ten years, including two years in Japan. She began at SHM in 2013 with Gillett in Upper Elementary South, and she truly loves working with 9-12 year olds! She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the U of MN in Horticulture, and is a Master’s Degree from Hamline University in Environmental Education, with a focus on racial equity in wilderness areas. She teaches a graduate course at Hamline on Equity and Inclusion in Green Spaces. Her son, Nico, is in Upper Elementary North. In the summers, Jessica and Nico often live and work at YMCA Camp du Nord near Ely, or can be found enjoying the summer music in the Twin Cities. She also enjoys knitting, cooking, and all types of arts and crafts.