Degrees and Certifications:

B.S.E in Secondary English Education from the University of Kansas

Jess Collins

Hi, everyone!

This is my first year at Vista Ridge. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be teaching English 1 and English 2.

I'm from St. Louis, Missouri and went to college at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

My teaching philosophy is rooted in my confidence that literature helps establish meaning from our experiences by persuading us to think critically about the world we live in. I believe in teaching empathy and that books are one of the most effective ways a person can experience true empathy. 

In my free time, I enjoy going to see live music, making playlists, taking pictures, discovering new restaurants, and binging all HBO shows. I just moved to Colorado, and I absolutely love it! I'm open to all and any recommendations of places to try!

For information specific to assignments, due dates, class announcements, and Zoom sessions for your class, please visit my Google Classroom site:

English 1 Site

English 2 Site