Jessica Gonzalez

Since 2012, Jess Gonzalez has championed students with disabilities in DC and NYC, serving as a bilingual educator and leader. Passionate about integrating multilingual learners and students with complex needs, Jess was instrumental in designing Sojourner Truth Montessori Public Charter School in 2019 and served as its founding special education coordinator. Additionally, as a travel ambassador at DCPS, she exposed students to global study opportunities, fostering vital global competency skills. Beyond traditional classrooms, Jess enriched students’ lives, nurturing them into global citizens upon high school graduation. She holds an M.S. in School Leadership and Administration from Trinity Washington University and a B.S. in Special Education with a minor in Romance languages from Dowling College.