When Jess went to school, she was a child with a lot of learning needs. She struggled greatly with attention and friendships in her elementary years, and while she felt very distanced from her elementary classrooms, she was fortunate to connect with some fantastic teachers in her middle and high school years. Her experience truly paved the way to her passion in education early on. Jess was determined to make sure ALL students in her classroom would feel valued, loved, and empowered to take ownership of their learning. Today, she helps elementary school teachers to engage in best practices to support student growth in both academic and socio-emotional competencies. Further, Jess is passionate about preparing students for a future that we cannot quite predict. This passion brought her to the LTT team, and she is excited to extend her love of professional development to others seeking opportunities to grow their practice. She genuinely believes education is the silver bullet needed to solve even our greatest world challenges, and is dedicated to continued learning to support global change. Outside of her world-changing efforts, Jess enjoys time with her husband and three boys who continue to fuel her optimism for the future.
Competencies and Interests
BA in Elementary Education and Mathematics
MS in Applied Studies in Teaching and Learning
MS in Educational Leadership
PreK-12 Principal Certification
Elementary K-6 Certificate
Middle Grades Mathematics and ELA Certificate
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Project Based Learning
Concept Driven math instruction
Play in the Classroom
Cooking, Singing, & Travel
Professional Learning Workshops
The Power of Small Changes
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Join the next Elementary Learning that Transfers Cohort
Online A/synchronous Learning
Who’s ready for some phenomenal PD in the area of elementary-level conceptual understanding and transfer!? Let’s really embody our schools’ missions and prepare kids for the unknown future that awaits! Start your year of with LTT! The next cohort begins 9/12! Sign up before it sells out! (@JessMattei)