Hi, my name is Jessie and I am thrilled to begin teaching at Little Stars! My journey to teaching began after I graduated with a degree in Advertising (stick with me). I began doing post-production and social media work for a National Geographic photographer in my hometown whose main focus was on conservation. Mother Nature is my one true love, so after being introduced to the possibility of working in the field of my dreams I dropped everything and went back to school to get a degree in Conservation Biology.

I graduated (again) and began working at a Nature Center which happened to house a fantastic nature preschool. I’ve always loved working with children, so when they offered me a teaching position I jumped on it. The combination of my two passions, nature and guiding young minds toward discovery, felt absolutely miraculous and it wasn’t long before I knew I had found my calling. Every time I see the sparkle of wonder in the eyes of a child learning something for the first time I am reminded of that feeling and of how lucky I am to witness those moments every single day.

I am passionate about fostering a child-led, experience-based, developmentally nourishing learning environment where little minds are free to expand and every day feels miraculous.