Biography: Jessica grew up in an Anglophone home, but went through French Immersion up until Gr.12. She spent a year volunteering in the Dominican Republic before returning to her studies at the Faculté Saint-Jean (U of A) to earn her B.Ed. Jessica taught Gr.1 for 11 years (in both French Immersion and Spanish Bilingual programs) and is in her second year as a Learning Coach in a dual-track language school. She has been lucky enough to travel to many places around the world - including the Caribbean, Burkina Faso and, more recently, Guatemala - to do work directly with teachers. Jessica has been involved in many projects that work towards building teacher capacity. Jessica lives in Edmonton with her husband and her dog, Tuxedo.