Jessie has been a second grade teacher for the past three years right here in Grand Rapids and continues to work in the same school where she currently teaches Physical Education to elementary students (K-5). Prior to that she worked at the British School of Chicago where she was a learning assistant in the primary school. While in Chicago, Jessie also tutored students in reading and math and was a nanny for two young children. 

Jessie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York School of Interior Design and a teaching certification from Kendall College in Chicago. 

In her free time, Jessie enjoys spending time with her family, going on hikes with her dog, reading, biking, doing yoga and traveling.