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. Jessica was born with a passion for creative movement. She believes movement is a universal language, and as one of her students once stated, “some things just can’t be expressed in words, they must be shared through dance!” She has been joyfully integrating the arts and facilitating project-based learning in Pre-K to 12th grade classrooms since 2006, and she’s led professional development workshops for teachers and school leaders since 2013. In 2019, she was a recipient of the Leadership in Arts Education Award from The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. She is the Arts Integration Specialist for Any Given Child Sarasota, a national consultant, and a coach and mentor to educators, teaching artists and leaders across the nation.