Jessica Marenda

Jessica lives in New York City, where she has been a public school teacher for 18 years. She got her Masters Degree in Education at Hofstra University, and has primarily taught grades 3 - 6. She is currently a 5th grade Humanities teacher at Teachers College Community School in Harlem, New York.

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Chalkboard sign that reads "Back to School" in white chalk surrounded by school supplies such as pencils and erasers


August 10, 2020
To Open Schools Or Not To Open Schools, There's More Than One Question

In the blink of an eye, COVID-19 swept the nation and forced 50 million public school students to shift from the classroom to virtual learning. With the new school year set to begin, is it safe to reopen schools? An NYC public school teacher weighs in.