Regional Director, Austin
Phone: (512) 755-0922
Jessica joins Families Empowered with over five years of experience serving charter schools across Tennessee and Texas. A Houston native, Jessica was raised in Knoxville, TN where she graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelors in Public Administration and Spanish. Working in all of Tennessee’s major cities, Jessica led state wide advocacy, student enrollment, talent recruitment and public awareness campaigns with the Tennessee Charter School Center. In 2015, she switched roles to serve in campus level operations as a founding team member with Knoxville’s first charter school, Emerald Academy, and most recently, as an Assistant Principal of Operations with IDEA Public Schools in Austin.
Continuing her work in education, Jessica is focused on ensuring all families in Austin are connected to the information and resources needed to find their best school option. Outside of work you can find her cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers during football season and enjoying her new life as a mom with daughter, Hattie and dog, Riggins in South Austin.