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Miss Jessica Beckett

Middle School English Teacher

ACSI Certified

Member of the National Council of Teachers of English

B.S. Business Management, Liberty University, 2009

M.S. Financial Economics, Boston University, 2018

M.Ed, Cairn University, 2017                                                                                   Jessica Beckett

I will be migrating south from NJ to serve at LKNC this fall! I am incredibly blessed to serve in education and I look forward to interacting with students everyday, hearing their funny quips and insightful comments. I enjoy the process of discovering new ways to make the classroom and the entire school day enjoyable and profitable for all types of learners.

My road to teaching was not direct.  While working towards my MS in Financial Economics, I worked as a paraprofessional and general school staff member. It was fulfilling work, and I missed the students dearly when I moved to NYC to pursue accounting. I worked in accounting for a total of three years, first at NYU Langone Medical Center and then at the NYU School of Medicine.

However, I missed the school environment and decided to return in order to pursue a career in teaching. After substituting and teaching as a long term substitute in an English classroom, I was brought on as a full-time high school English teacher at a Christian school, a role I’ve filled for the last two years. Additionally, I will be completing my Masters in Education this summer.

One of my favorite aspects of working in a Christian school is pairing the study of popular literature with books of the Bible. Ecclesiastes and The Great Gatsby are among my favorite books to study together. Contrasting cultural messages with the Bible helps us to deeply connect with the content and evaluate both the author’s message and worldview.  I’m looking forward to helping LKNC students have an amazing time in English through learning how to read and write about many of the most famous and enduring books.

In my spare time, I’m never too proud to pass up a good nap. I’m also consistently entertained by Dexter, my very anxious dog. Fun Fact: He’s not allowed to go to my local Petco because his anxiety makes the workers anxious.

 

I’m excited to meet and greet you all!