Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Jessica Saacks and I am so excited about being the Art Teacher at Chalmette Elementary School! In high school I attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where I focused on visual art. I enjoy working with my hands and finding new and creative ways to approach situations and materials. Over this past summer I spent my time working on my art certification, weaving chairs and sculpting clay face plaques. I am looking forward to exploring a range of mediums and techniques with my artists this year.
I have been married for 22 years and I have two wonderful daughters, two sweet dogs and one sassy kitten. When I am not at school I enjoy baking, floating in the pool with my family, visiting with friends, or traveling and seeing art exhibits and installations. My favorite movies are Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Grease.
I attended UNO for both my undergraduate and graduate degree and I earned my Master's in the Art of Teaching with a certification in Elementary Ed 1-5, Mild/ Moderate SPED 1-5, and this summer I was excited to complete my elementary art certification.