Before working in education, Jessica spent 10 years as a costume designer. During this time, she was contacted by a charter school to mentor students, an experience that taught her that she wanted a career where she could impact youth. Jessica then pursued a degree in computer science and math—and started working in education.
In order to do her job well, Jessica needs to understand what her colleagues do. Her days are full of meetings with staff to determine what kind of information is the most important for her to collect. When she’s not in meetings, she’s at her computer coding and analyzing the data she has collected—all to help people across the organization reach their goals more efficiently.
“We use data to create a larger, more full picture of what it is to be a good teacher so that we can identify the kinds of people we should be reaching out to who might be successful at Success Academy.”
“I smile when I think about the people I work with because there’s not only a sense of creativity and curiosity amongst my teammates but also a huge drive to be great.”