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.