About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Human Development Family Studies from the University of Alabama Alternative Masters Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mrs. Jessica Weldon
All of my life I have enjoyed working with children. I started out early babysitting and helping at church. In college I was a camp counselor, volunteered to help tutor 3rd graders, and worked in a lab researching childhood aggressiveness. After graduation, I have worked as a senior child care worker with adolescents in residential care, as a behavioral specialist teaching life skills, and with adults with developmental disabilities as a life coach, supporting their efforts to live independently and assisting them to learn strategies to achieve their goals.
My passion is working with people, and I love the challenge of helping them to learn and retain new information. Teaching comes naturally to me, and I hope I am able to help teach and provide experiences for children to become passionate lifelong learners (both in and out of the classroom).