Jessica Haskins

Webster Groves, MO | 7-12, Mathematics, 2019

Biography

Jessica Haskins has been a teacher for 15 years, with the last 13 years at Webster Groves High School in Saint Louis, MO. She currently teaches Algebra 1 and Precalculus to 9th–12th grade students. She has taught various algebra courses as well as Geometry and Honors Geometry in previous years. Jessica's first two years were at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, MO. Jessica is dedicated to improving her craft as well as supporting other educators in their professional journeys. She has served as co-Department Chair for the last three years and is a member of the Professional Learning Community Leadership team and the Equity Committee. Jessica has presented at several regional and district conferences, offering strategies to increase student engagement, as well as strategies to implement problem solving and problem-based learning activities in the mathematics classroom. Jessica develops strong relationships with her students which allows her to support their relationship with the subject. She creates a classroom environment that celebrates students’ voices and ideas and supports their productive struggle through new and complex content. Her passion and enthusiasm are rooted in the belief that anyone can be a “math person”. Jessica earned her B.S., magna cum laude, in mathematics education from University of Missouri–St. Louis and her M.S., summa cum laude, in athletic administration from William Woods University. She is certified in 9th–12th grade mathematics.