Jessie Rives is very excited to be joining the Good Shepherd School community. She has a B.A. in Theatre and received her Masters in Education with a focus in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University. Over the past few years she has taught in both upper and lower elementary settings and is eager to put her arts-based teaching to use in the Blue Whale classroom. Jessie's mother was an artist and art teacher, so she has always been surrounded by creativity and feels that education is enriched greatly through the use of different art modalities: from drama to painting to singing. In her spare time, Jessie loves going to concerts, playing with her French Bulldog, Marcel, cooking and having dinner parties and spending time with her friends and family. Jessie moved to Charlestown in June and is happy to be a GSS neighbor right around the corner!