Jessica Valerio

Jessica Valerio

President at Better Government Association

Location:
223 WEST JACKSON BOULEVARD, Chicago, Illinois, United States
HQ Phone:
(312) 427-8330

General Information

Experience

Student Representative - College Council

Assistant Principal - KIPP Foundation

President - Student Government Association

Education

B. A. - Art History and Arts Management , Columbia College

class valedictorian - Art History and Arts Management , Columbia College

Recent News  

http://columbiachronicle.com/tuition-increase-to-benefit-students/

Student Government Association President Jessica Valerio said that she thinks that the increases are a huge accomplishment by college President Carter and his cabinet.
"As a student, any increase is a burden, and students are feeling financial straining more and more," Valerio said. "However, it's been a goal since [the] second I walked on this campus for our administration to keep the tuition increases below 5 percent. I think 3.3 is huge accomplishment." Valerio said that the increase might play a role whether or not future and current students will be able to afford attending Columbia, but she doesn't think it would be the only factor. "Students will feel it," Valerio said.

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The Columbia Chronicle » Manifest’s Destiny

The meeting was held in the Film Row Cinema of the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., and featured design contest winner, Landry Miller, faculty and staff members along with Student Government Association's President Jessica Valerio.
Jessica Valerio reflected on when she was considering her decision as to whether or not to apply to Columbia. She said that as soon as she saw the two-minute Manifest video, she knew she wanted to be a part of the community. "Manifest is one guaranteed event students can tangibly see their role and influence on the art world and visually place themselves in working environment," Valerio said. Valerio reflected on when she was considering her decision as to whether or not to apply to Columbia. She said that as soon as she saw the two-minute Manifest video, she knew she wanted to be a part of the community. "Manifest is one guaranteed event students can tangibly see their role and influence on the art world and visually place themselves in a working environment," Valerio said.

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Miles Family Fellowship | KIPP Public Charter Schools

2017-18 Miles Fellow Jessica Valerio
Jessica Valerio Read More 2017-18 Miles Fellow Jessica Valerio Jessica Valerio Founding Assistant Principal, KIPP One Academy, KIPP Chicago Jessica is the founding Assistant Principal at KIPP OneAcademy in Chicago, Illinois. She previously served as the Assistant Principal at KIPP Create College Prep Middle School in Chicago, Illinois. To prepare to support her school leader in founding Academy this past year, Jessica participated in KIPP Schools Leadership Program Leadership Team 2016 cohort. Prior to leadership, Jessica spent four years in the classroom as a fifth-grade math teacher and a founding kindergarten teacher on Chicago's West and South sides. In 2014, Jessica served as the fifth-grade level chair and participated in the KIPP Teacher Leader program. That same year, 100% of Jessica's students met their typical growth goals and 94% met their college-ready growth goals on the NWEA assessment - the highest of any KIPP middle school in the country that year. As a result of these classroom results, Jessica was named the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year for the KIPP Chicago Network. Throughout her time in education, Jessica has launched Student Government Associations for elementary and middle school students alike; teaching students how to use their knowledge and voices to create change in their school and in their community. Jessica graduated from Columbia College as her class valedictorian with a B.A. in Art History and Arts Management. After graduating, Jessica joined the 2011 Teach for America Chicago corps and received her teaching certificate from Dominican University. Outside of school, Jessica enjoys visiting art museums and cheering for the New England Patriots.

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