Miss Jess started working at AppleTree in September 2023. She has studied Elementary Education at Illinois State University. She comes to us with 15 years of experience, with over 7 years of classroom teaching. When Miss Jess was a classroom teacher, she enjoyed creating a classroom learning environment in which students could thrive and she placed a high value on her partnership with parents. Now it is her passion to guide and mentor other early childhood teachers and foster great relationships with families. When she is not at AppleTree you can find her gardening, hiking, and spending time with her husband and 3 kids (all AppleTree kiddos).