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Born and raised in Queens, New York, Jessica has always been a risk taker. She was a member of the first graduating class at the Queens School of Inquiry, an early college school associated with Queens College, and member of the first class of a semester-long science and leadership school for 10th grade girls, located on the coast of Maine.
Jessica is a recent graduate of Syracuse University’s Inclusive Elementary and Special Education teacher preparation program. Although Jessica loved her teaching experiences in Central New York, she seized the opportunity to participate in the Bridge to the City program for her student teaching, working in both East Harlem and Brooklyn.
Through all of her experiences, she’s realized that she learns best through discovery and risk-taking, and wants to help children realize the benefits of taking their own risks and exploring possibilities. She looks forward to taking her first step in her career path by joining the Compass community.
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Try working on this at home. You probably quiz your child on math facts like 6 + 2 = 8 or 8 - 2 = 6. How about asking them the following:
- If I have 6 apples could you give me to make 8?
- If I had 8 apples and I lost some, how many did I lose to make 6?
- 6 and how many more makes 8?
- 6 + ___ = 8