Jessie has a Masters of Science in Literacy Education from Nazareth College and a Bachelor of Science in Special and Elementary Education from SUNY Geneseo. She is a certified Special Education and Reading teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience at the middle and high school levels. Jessie completed the Parent Consultant Training Institute at the Federation for Children with Special Needs in 2016. She also has two years of experience in school administration, as the Assistant Director of ABC International School in Tokyo, Japan.
Jessie discovered her passion for advocacy working as a special educator. Tasked with supporting a wide variety of ability levels in an inclusive middle school program, she understands the foundations of education and empowerment that are necessary for educational teams to work collaboratively. Jessie has also administered and scored many of the standard formal assessment tools used by schools to determine eligibility for special education programs. Jessie's expertise lies in diagnosing students with specific learning disabilities in reading and writing and creating remediation plans. She also has a strong background in supporting students with ADD/ADHD, Executive Functioning Disorder, Emotional Impairments, Complex Childhood Trauma, Autism, Health Impairments, and Neurological Impairments.