Jessica (she/her/hers) 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. After more than ten years in the Casa, including two years in an international school in Japan, she joined Sunny Hollow in 2013, and spent six years in Upper Elementary. In 2019, she began working in an Outreach role as part of the Admissions team, as well as continuing in her seventh year of Elementary Extended Day. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota in Horticulture, and 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, as well as other courses as an adjunct professor. Her son, Nico, is also in his seventh year at Sunny Hollow, in the inaugural class of the Junior High. In the summers, Jessica and Nico are big fans of the YMCA family camps (du Nord and Northern Lights) as well as youth camps (Widjiwagan and Warren). She also enjoys gardening, cooking, and all types of arts and crafts.