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Introducing Jessica Pickett from Cook County Schools

Nov 11, 2019 04:35AM ● By Editor
Photo submitted by Jessica Pickett

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. 

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