Jessica Kaminski, M.Ed
Author, Educator and Consultant
As an educator for 15 years, I have a passion for helping teachers meet the needs of the diverse learners that enter their classroom each year. With the right strategies and content understanding, I believe teachers can provide engaging content that will help students be successful in the classroom AND in life.
I am a graduate of the University of Georgia in Early Childhood Education K-5 and earned my Master's degree in Special Education: Gifted Education for grades K-8. I reside in Tennessee with my wonderful husband and three amazing kids.
Singapore Math Specialist
I have taught using the Singapore approach for over 8 years. Professional highlights include:
- Author of the Math in Focus 2020 3rd Grade Teacher's Edition
- Leading professional development as a Math in Focus trainer in over 55 school district across the United States
- Co-Author of Math in Focus Digi + professional development series, Parent University Kit, and Back to School Webinars for Marshall Cavendish
As an elementary teacher, you do it all! I have coached teachers and written content in the following areas:
- Nature/Play Based Kindergarten
- Project/Problem Based Learning
- Understanding by Design
- Cross-Curricular Unit Based Learning
As an elementary teacher, you have to do it all! I have coached teachers in the following programs:
- Jan Richardson's Guided Reading
- Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop
Check out my available services to see how I can assist you!
My goal as an educational consultant is to reach as many learners as I can by empowering teachers to teach using research-based strategies and strengthening their own content knowledge. Check out the various ways I can assist you!
QUALITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Expert Guidance and Support
Schedule on-site or virtual training that focuses on research-based strategies. Lesson study, content development and demonstration lessons can all assist teachers in furthering their practice.
ONLINE CONTENT SUPPORT
PD in your PJs Series
Earn quality professional development in the comfort of your own home or classroom (maybe even in your PJs) while going at your own pace. Each course is specifically designed to include best practices, student video and TONS of printable resources. New content is always being developed. Be sure to check back for new courses!
TEACHER TIPS AND PARENT SUPPORT
An Online Blog for Everything
Check out my blog for quick teacher tips and parent support videos. These are designed as quick reads and videos to provide on-going learning. Don't forget to subscribe to receive several FREEBIES!
What’s Being Said
I will admit I was a bit hesitant in the beginning, but Jessica has been extremely helpful to me during this transition to a new grade level. I only wish she could have started the year with us! All of the help she has given with TNReady prep and general "how to BEST teach a certain topic" has been incredibly helpful. She's what I envision in a TEAM leader.
3rd Grade Teacher, Tennessee
I feel like Jessica is honest, but always kind in that honesty. I feel safe to tell Jessica what I think/ feel without being judged or ridiculed. Even when it's difficult, I feel like Jessica takes the time to hear what I have the say then wisely talks me through the situation (whatever that may be.)
Kindergarten Teacher, Tennessee
The Progression of Addition and Subtraction course had a wonderful progression for teachers to follow. It had a nice balance with videos and slides to take notes on while Jessica shared information and provided take home items. I am looking forward to taking more courses on other topics.