I believe that art is powerful.

It has the ability to tell stories and truths

that transcend the languages we speak.

It makes you feel, and think, and do.

It can be therapeutic, celebratory, inspirational, and  educational.

It can simply be beautiful.

Art is a community-builder and can create meaningful change;

large-scale or small.

Hi, I'm Jessie!

I was raised in a family of educators and artists of all kinds: elementary teachers, ballerinas, university professors, musicians, and actors. I found my own niche in visual art and am happy to be pursuing a career that blends both disciplines - art and education.


My classroom will be a safe and inclusive environment where all students can express their creativity and learn how to think like artists - boldly, imaginatively, and compassionately.