Jessica Haywood, MAT
Math Teacher

Jessica has been a part of the J Bar J family since 2015, has worked at all three learning centers within the organization. After watching her own brother’s struggle in the education system, she was prompted to want to make a difference in students who struggle in normal academic settings. She believes that all students are capable of learning and going beyond even their own expectations when given the right tools and people who believe in them. 

Jessica graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in General Science and minors in Chemistry and Biology. After teaching in China for a year she attended Oregon State University and obtained a Master’s of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Science. She has her Oregon Teaching License with endorsements in Biology, Integrated Science, and Culinary (CTE) for grades K-12.  When not in the classroom, Jessica enjoys creating and experimenting in the kitchen. She is an avid baker and has baked professionally for many years. Jessica and her family recently relocated back from Florida and she is enjoying being back in Central Oregon exploring with her husband and four-year-old son.