Jessica launched her early childhood education and parenting consultancy in 2008, Ripple LLC.
The first Conscious Discipline® Certified Instructor in South Carolina, Jessica has worked with families and educators over the United States for over 35 years. She is one of two Conscious Discipline Certified Instructors for South Carolina’s First Steps 4K programs and has presented at the NAEYC National Conference. She also sat on the board of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, where she helped create the Early Connections program for children age 0-3, designed to strengthen connections between each child and his or her “grown-up” while increasing the child’s attention span and cooperation.Her work at Vienna Baptist Children’s Center is nationally recognized, cited in books including Faith in Children: Stories from Faith- Based Children's Centers by Legacy of Caring’s Roberta Owens. She holds a Master of Education degree in early childhood education from George Mason University.