Title: Dean of Students
M.A. in Experiential Education at Prescott College, B.A., Magna Cum Laude in English/Writing and Fine Arts, at St. Lawrence University
As the Dean of Students, Jess upholds WCA community expectations for academics, athletics, and character, working closely with student and faculty leaders to maintain WCA’s positive school culture. She is a certified teacher in the state of Oregon, with teaching and administrative experience across public schools and alternative/outdoor education organizations, including 4 years as WCA’s Academic Director. Her favorite roles as an educator and mentor have included nature, travel, art, writing, and outdoor adventures that encourage personal growth.
In her leisure time, she likes to paint, grow her own food, backcountry snowboard, hike, surf, ride her bike, and explore planet Earth. She earned her M.A. in Experiential Education at Prescott College in Prescott, AZ and her B.A., Magna Cum Laude in English/Writing and Fine Arts, at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.