Music Education: Vocal Emphasis
Following graduation, Jessica assumed a long-term substitute position for the spring of 2006 at Waukegan High School in Illinois. In the fall of 2006, she began teaching full time at Friendship Jr. High School in Des Plaines, IL. At Friendship Jr. High School she teaches general music and drama in addition to directing the school’s three curricular choirs, and their new extra-curricular ensemble, The Firebird Singers, which has received First Place or Division I ratings at all of their competitions.
Jessica is also responsible for the schools two musicals. She is currently attending VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL for a Masters of Music in Education. In addition to her work at Friendship Jr. High School, Jessica remains active with the direction of her church’s children’s choir, musicals with the Children’s Theatre of Elgin, teaching private voice and piano lessons, as well as regular competition in running races and triathlons.