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Area of Expertise: Reading Specialist
Cal State Fullerton, Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and Multiple Subjects Credential
Master of Science Degree in Reading with a Reading Specialist Credential
Jessica Mercer brings vast experience to her position on the River Springs Board. She started her career as a sixth-grade teacher for the Upland Unified School District before transferring to the Corona Norco Unified School District where she worked as a first-grade teacher and reading specialist, and later went on to teach and supervise for the multiple subject credential program at Cal State Fullerton. Jessica also worked for McGraw-Hill publishing company as a sales associate and teacher trainer assistant.
Jessica is passionate about education and all forms of language arts and communication including speaking, reading, writing and listening. Among her favorite books are Living, Loving and Learning by Leo Buscaglia, and How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
Jessica is the parent of three wonderful children. Her eldest daughter was in the first graduating class of the River Springs’ Mosaic Program in Riverside.