As an IE Consultant, Jessica Hessler supports schools in implementing evidence-based proven methodologies for improving student outcomes. Jessica’s primary role centers around providing embedded professional development and coaching within turnaround schools. Before joining the IE team, Jessica worked as a public school educator, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal in schools with diverse populations. Her 22 years of experience include urban settings in both Duval and Hillsborough County.

Jessica received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of North Florida. Her other educational degrees include a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and an Educational Specialist Degree in School Turnaround. Currently, Jessica is completing her Doctoral Degree with her dissertation focus on sustainable leadership practices in dual language programs. She believes that through the use of data-driven decision-making, rigorous instruction, and equitable educational experiences for all students, the achievement gap will be eliminated.