Introducing Jessica Pickett from Cook County Schools
Nov 11, 2019 04:35AM
From Boreal Community Media - November 11, 2019
Role at school: 5th Grade Teacher
What do you like best about living in Cook County?
I love the strong sense of community here. It seems that no matter where I am, I can always get a smile and friendly conversation. The access to fantastic hiking trails and kayaking has also been a great experience.
What facts about you may surprise people?
My first teaching job was actually in Taichung, Taiwan where I taught 3rd grade at an international school. I have also spent time living in London, England. Traveling to new communities and learning about other cultures is a passion of mine, and I try to seize every travel opportunity that I can.
Best part of your workday?
It is so fun creating hands-on lessons to help my students engage in their learning. I love observing their love of learning, which continues to surprise me with its depth.