Jessica Cooley is a grade five teacher at Stafford Elementary School in Stafford, Connecticut. During her five years of teaching, Jessica has always used Discovery Education to enhance her lessons and to build background knowledge of her students. In 2009, she became a STAR educator and is anxious to share the wonderful things Discovery Education can do with other educators, especially the elementary science. She earned her teaching degree at Central Connecticut State University in 2004, and is currently working on her master’s degree in remedial reading instruction at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys running 5k road races and playing with her dog, Taylor.
Jessica was chosen as the featured STAR educator for her innovative use of technology in the classroom. Recently, Jessica used flip video cameras with her students during math class. Each group of students recorded themselves solving a math word problem about elapsed time after creating paper flip chart movies. Their vidoes are here. Keep up the great work Jessica!