Jessica started working with children at the age of 19 when she moved to Mexico and began assisting in her nephew’s school. She worked primarily with preschool, kindergarten, and first graders. Three years later she moved back to the United States and found very fulfilling work here in Oregon working at a shelter for teenagers. In 2018, she shifted her focus from teenagers to toddlers working at a daycare before coming to Sunstone Montessori School. Working with children from different age groups and backgrounds has taught her patience, compassion, empathy, communication and respect. Jessica is grateful and excited to be at Sunstone and continue to expand her work with children through Montessori.