Our Episode 9 guest, Jessica Vance, shares her passion for student centered learning, collaboration, and coaching, which stems from the students themselves, as she finds inspiration in their natural curiosity as they authentically engage in learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Due to her strong belief in leading with a lens of inquiry, and through her open sharing, Jessica provides space for educators to collaborate and reflect, while supporting their professional growth as inquiry practitioners, as well as ways leaders need to support teachers.
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With a professional teaching and leadership background in both the private and public international schools (IB PYP Educator & PYP Coordinator), Jessica brings a unique perspective to her role as Enrichment & Environment Coordinator in Austin, Texas. Her journey and experience as an inquiry educator in IB schools and Place Based Education fuels her passion and global work in coaching both teachers and leaders in their roles, as well as supporting schools in implementing inquiry based learning. Jessica understands the power of curiosity to guide next steps, creating the space we all need as learners as we actively engage in a reflective practice. In her first book, Leading with a Lens of Inquiry, which is scheduled for release this year, she outlines the ways in which we, as leaders, need to support and facilitate our teachers in the same ways in which we want our teachers to engage with their students.
If you missed one of our previous episodes, you can hear the inspiring, influential and impactful guests below (they are worth the listen!)
#0 - An Introduction
#4 - Fi Morrison: STEM-spirational
#5 - Craig Ladek: The Impact of Service
#6 - Dr, Stephanie Smith: Empowering Young People
#7 - Barbara Gruener: Connecting By Heart
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