ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (WCCO) — Jessica Espy loves the challenge of teaching advanced placement chemistry at Mounds View High School.
“I’m learning every day, they teach me a new way to approach something, they ask me questions that I don’t know the answers to, so it’s a lot of fun to learn from them,” she said, speaking about her students. “I have always wanted to become a teacher, I didn’t know what level I wanted to teach but I fell in love with the community of high school students and how I can help build them into good citizens.”READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
Espy credits her aunt for her passion for science.READ MORE: This Virtual Minneapolis Took A Local High Schooler 770 Hours To Build
“She was a scientist at the National Lab in Mexico and she would come to me while she was younger and do experiments with me when I was a kid and that is where my inspiration and passion grew,” she said.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Can You Expect Another Relief Payment?
Espy has endless energy and enthusiasm when it comes to her students and that is why she is an Excellent Educator.