Jessica holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education as well as a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Theater Arts from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Additionally, Jessica has been a creative mover her whole life, and she has received over 500 hours of mindfulness and yoga training. She has been joyfully integrating the arts and facilitating project based learning in elementary school classrooms since 2006, and she’s led professional development workshops for teachers and school leaders since 2013. In 2019, she received an award for Leadership in Arts Education from The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. She is the Arts Integration and Social Emotional Learning Curriculum Specialist for Any Given Child Sarasota, and a national consultant, and a coach and mentor to educators, teaching artists and leaders across the nation.