Jessica Raiser is very excited to serve as the Assistant Principal at Gary Elementary school. She began her career in education in 2008 after graduating from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in Education. She then earned her masters in educational leadership from Concordia University Chicago. Throughout her career, she has served in several positions as a teacher, an instructional coach, and, most recently as an assistant principal for 4 years. The majority of her career has been dedicated to her work with at-risk youth in Chicago. Recently, with the birth of her son and watching him grow into a preschooler, she became passionate about working with younger students and being a positive part of a school community that supports our little ones. She is very excited to learn about and serve the beautiful community of West Chicago, meet our parents, and most importantly our students! Jessica is very family oriented and enjoys being outside, reading, and watching movies. She is thankful to be in District 33 and eager to begin her partnership with us.