Create, Play, Explore... it's good for you!
No matter where you are in the world, or what your circumstances, life is never 100% certain, the next day's meal or shelter may not always be a given. True security lies in the human capacity to adapt and subsist self-sufficiently, to work as a team within one's community, and to live respectfully with the environment. I believe that it is fundamentally important for individuals to be physically, mentally & creatively empowered in order to make sustainable, healthy decisions for their families and communities. I am committed to teaching art and out-door recreation because I consider them to be foundational modes of empowerment and healthful expressions which are accessible to all people, regardless of circumstance or location.
As an Ocean Sports Instructor I take pride in mentoring people of all ages through the sports of Snorkeling, Stand-Up Paddling, Kayaking and Hobie-Cat Sailing.
Outdoor Education develops appreciation for healthful lifestyles and environs, and puts a person in direct contact with natural eco-systems. This, in turn, encourages introspection into the nature and workings of co-operative communities, and reconnects us with an awareness of the responsibilities we have to our own communities.
Through play we learn a better way to love ourselves, each other and the planet.
"Jessica was employed as a member of our water sports team of instructors and staff ... as an ASI Stand-up Paddle instructor and was great with the kids in our care." View full letter...
The process of artistic creation is more than just the mechanical application of muscles and technique. The act of creation is an act of bravery, a leap of faith, a step down the path of personal exploration. It is a journey that invites us to re-envision ourselves and our abilities, to re-assess our strengths and re-discover our resourcefulness.
Through beguilingly humble classes on sewing, painting, sculpting and so on, it is my honor to mentor students through the transformative powers of personal expression. It is my fond hope and sincere desire to encourage each one of my students to experience the joy of crafting, and thereafter apply that creative ability not only to material objects, but to the forms of their own lives, goals and dreams.
"I am very surprised with her brilliant ideas in arts. It's amazing having a great art teacher working with our students at Isla Bonita Elementary School. Her passion has motivated my students in doing arts ." View full letter...