Westminster High School Principal Michael Lynch calls Jessica Messmer a “super hero”, adding, “It appears there must be multiple copies of her running around the building, because she is involved in so much.”
Jessica is one of three Westminster Elks Teachers of the Year. Westminster High Teacher Teresa Martinez was profiled in an earlier issue of the Insider and Sunset Ridge teacher Neal Wolcott will be profiled later this spring.
The three winners were among a group of teachers nominated by their principals and then selected by last year’s winners.
Jessica teaches science and engineering through the high school’s “Project Lead the Way” program.
She says her approach to her job is to provide students with the skills they need to go and find the solution to problems on their own. She believes that is a valuable skill for students even if they never end up becoming scientists or engineers.
Click on the video below to learn more about Jessica and her classroom.