My main goal as a teacher is to help students realize their full potential. Students often come into my class already defeated and assume they can’t do math. I look at that student as a challenge, and work with them one on one every day until that student feels successful and empowered to continue their mathematical journey. There is nothing better than seeing my students succeed.”

Jessica’s Story

Jessica Broussard has worked with students from South Los Angeles within the Los Angeles Unified School District as a middle school math teacher at Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet, as a high school math instructional coach at Susan Miller Dorsey High School, and currently as an English Learner and Title 1 Coordinator at Susan Miller Dorsey High School. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, she taught at a rural high school in Santa Paula, California. She was selected as a Knowles Teaching Fellow in 2008 and a School Eddy Teacher of the Year in 2016. Jessica received a B.S. in mathematics, a teaching credential, and an Ed.M. from California Lutheran University. Additionally, she received an Ed.M. and an administrative credential from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her favorite books are “The Miner’s Canary” by Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres, and “Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom” by Elizabeth Cohen.