Jessica Ross is a senior practitioner specialist working at Project Zero on the Agency by Design research project. Jessica was a founding team member of the Global Learning Charter Public School, where she taught grade 5-8 humanities for ten years. Her passion for teaching was recognized in 2007 when she was voted Teacher of the Year by the Standard Times and Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. A licensed principal, she has also served as Title I Director and English Department Chair. Jessica graduated from Hunter College with degrees in both elementary education and history and holds a master’s degree in Professional Writing from the University of Massachusetts. As a consultant since 2006, Jessica has facilitated numerous Artful and Visible Thinking workshops both internationally and throughout the U.S., in addition to interdisciplinary-focused content courses in the Humanities. She is currently an Education Coordinator of the Project Zero Classroom Institute and a teaching fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.