Jessica Leary – PS7E Principal

Jessica Leary says she loves working at St. HOPE Public Schools because of the tight-knit community. She feels a strong connection to the scholars and their families and loves seeing the students’ academic and socio-emotional growth each year. 

Jessica is well versed in elementary education having taught ELA, math, science, and social studies in both first and fifth grades. Now, she enjoys being the Principal of PS7 Elementary and is especially excited about the school’s modernization project. She is proud of her work in piloting new curriculum materials, driving a data-driven culture at the Elementary, and bringing resources into the school community to benefit both scholars and teachers.

Originally from Fresno, Jessica grew up in Sacramento and after high school she attended both Sac State and the University of the Pacific. In her free time she loves to read and spend time with her family and her church community. She enjoys cooking and collecting cookbooks, always looking for a good new recipe.