Jessica is an experienced science educator and an award-winning author of books for students and teachers. Her teaching career began as a middle school math and science teacher in Memphis, TN through the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education program. She also taught in Anchorage, AK at the middle school and elementary levels. Additionally, she spent five years in the College of Education and Human Ecology, School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University where she directed NSF-funded projects and provided professional development for elementary and middle school teachers. She is currently the Science Department Chair and Lower School Science Specialist at the Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, OH.
Jessica is a reviewer for NSTA's elementary journal, Science and Children, and has served on several NSTA advisory boards. She presents at local, regional, and national conferences. She is an active member of the Columbus chapter of the Notre Dame alumni club and teaches a course for Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education during the summer.
Jessica and her husband live in Columbus, OH with their four dogs. She enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time outside.