Jessica Talsky

Jessica Duncan is beginning her third year teaching first grade here at Connect, and has served 9 years total in the field of education. She has a bachelor’s degree in community development and a master’s degree in teaching, specifically curriculum design and implementation. She believes that when students are surrounded by a strong sense of community they are able to take risks and obtain leadership roles that support their growth as individuals both socially and academically. She strives to support the emotional and academic development of her students by encouraging them to explore the beauty of multiple cultures through reading, music, dance, and art.

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Sarah Hartman

Sarah is our Second Grade teacher at Connect! She has a BS in Biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and her Master's degree in Education from Mills College in Oakland, CA.

She loves her family, her cat, Appa, reading sci-fi and graphic novels, watching cartoons, cooking and eating good food, drinking tea, being outside, teaching, and learning!