My name is Jessica Beckinger.  I have been a Montessori teacher for nineteen years.  I was born and raised in the bay area.  Growing up, I participated in choir, horse-back riding, dance, and played the piano.  These days, I enjoy reading, cooking, yoga, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.  I have two daughters, Alana (7) and Sienna (4).  They are both students here at Birch Lane, and we live in West Sacramento.

I earned my BA at UC Davis then went on to complete my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at Sacramento State University.  I also have a Master’s in Education degree with a specialization in Autism Studies from National University.  For the first few years of my career, I worked as a lead teacher at a private Montessori preschool in Davis.  During that time, I earned my first Montessori credential through the North American Montessori Center.  Later, I completed a second Montessori credential through the Montessori Training Center to receive AMS (American Montessori Society) certification.  

Following my preschool experience, I went on to work at the California Montessori Project, Elk Grove Campus, and led a kindergarten/ first grade classroom there for three years.  I then transitioned to Birch Lane, and I am now in my thirteenth year here.  It is very rewarding to work with such a wonderful group of students, parents, and staff.  Welcome to our class!​Type your paragraph here.

Jessica Beckinger | K/1 Teacher

K/1 Program