Jesse has had 9 years’ experience as an early years’ educator. She moved to the Northern Rivers from her hometown on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula in 2020 and was drawn to the Living School and its image of education. Jesse has spent the past 8 years working at Wooranna Park Primary School (WPPS) located in Melbourne south-east and known globally for its inspired approaches.
Some of Jesse’s accomplishments include: mentoring a student with the design and production of WPPS first culturally inclusive Koori uniform; and in 2018 Jesse was chosen to feature in one of the 4 educational feature films created by the Educational Foundation: Edutopia, as part of their Schools That Work Series.
Jesse’s role at WPPS far surpassed the walls of the classroom. She established the school’s first sustainable community engagement committee and instituted WPPS first community playgroup. Jesse sat on the City of Greater Dandenong’s first Early Years Learning Network and facilitated connections between early learning centres and schools. Alongside her teaching and community engagement work, Jesse built strong links with community organisations and family services. She was instrumental in developing social capital for the school and additional opportunities to support children and families.
2008-2011 Australian Catholic University
2018 Chisholm TAFE