Director of Distance Education
Jesslynn has been part of DaVinci Academy for eight years. After earning a bachelors degree in Secondary Education, she taught Health and P.E., but then quickly pursued and acquired her Master's Degree in Educational Administration. Jesslynn has a passion for continual growth. She has a profound interest in technology, effective ways to improve all aspects of education, and ways to enhance distance learning. Jesslynn is married and has three children, one son and two dogs. Her son has been the highlight of her life; she relishes spending time with her entire family, enjoying many activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, vacationing, and playing volleyball.
Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator
Chelsea Whitby has been working both formally and informally in the field of education for the past 17 years. After 7 years in severe special ed, she did a year of Americops service as a literacy coach in an inner city school working with reluctant readers and writers and teacher support. That is where she decided she wanted to combine her love for struggling students and literacy. She went on to get her masters in Language Literacy Education at Texas Tech University. Chelsea's professional interests include behavior management, teachers support, educational technology, and curriculum design. She loves the challenge of finding new and engaging ways to teach topics to kids- especially those with challenging behaviors or aversions to particular topics. Her newest passion is literacy in math and science education. Chelsea is excited to be designing and coordinating the curriculum development for the on-site specials day classes. She is married and has two children in the DaVinci Distance program.