Degrees and Certifications:
Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from SUNY AlfredBachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Education from Alfred University Master's Degree in Literacy from Alfred University Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Brockport
Mrs. Jessica Hess
Supporting children as they learn and grow has always been an integral part of my life plan. 14 years ago I started my journey in education as an elementary teacher for the Andover Central School District. During my time in Andover, I taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. In 2012, I moved to the Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District where I taught first grade and K-7 math and reading intervention. My leadership experiences while at Canisteo-Greenwood and my current position as a Board of Education member for the Hornell City School District have prepared me for my role as an administrator. In 2017, I joined the staff at Belfast Central School as the PK-4 Elementary Principal and Director of Pupil Services. I am so excited to be a part of the Belfast school family!
I have lived in Hornell my entire life where I graduated from Hornell High School. I then went on to Alfred State College to get my Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. I also attended Alfred University where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Literacy. I earned my Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Brockport.
My husband Mike and I have two teenage sons, Kolby and Riley, and a wheaten terrier named Khloe.