A Brooklyn Heights native, Jessica Levy earned a degree in communications at Boston University, then worked in advertising and marketing before deciding that she wanted a more rewarding career. “I have always related well with children,” she says. So she returned to school to study literacy. While pursuing her master’s at Brooklyn College, she was an assistant teacher at The Packer Collegiate Institute. She joined the PS8 faculty as a regular substitute in 2004 and became a full-time teacher in 2005. Jessica particularly enjoys teaching children to read: “It’s so exciting to watch it ‘click’ for a child, and so much fun getting the kids excited to learn.”
Jessica says she loves the warmth of the PS8 community, and enjoys living in Brooklyn Heights, in part because it reminds her that the relationships she forms with her students are likely to continue even after they leave her classroom. In her free time, she enjoys live music, the theater and movies, and spending time with friends and family on Long Island’s North Fork.