Meet The Teacher

Hi! My name is Jessica Peterson and I teach in Fresno, California.  I am in my fourth year of teaching. I'm in my third year of teaching first grade and I've taught one year of second grade. 

Things I Love…

God! I am a Christian and there is nothing better than some Church on a Sunday Morning.  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

My Husband! We have been married for 8 years.  I met him over 10 years ago.  We have so much fun together and we never take each other too seriously. 

My Family. I have two younger brothers (they are 7 years apart but born on the same day) and a younger sister.  My mom and dad have been married for over 35 years! 

My Friends.  There is nothing better than having friends that you can count on.  I have been so blessed that many of my friends are my co-workers.  We are so close.  I couldn't imagine my life without them.  

Crossfit.   My husband introduced me to Crossfit about 5 years ago.  I have to say I'm a bit obsessed! We have been to the Crossfit Games 3 times.  It is so awesome to see athletes competing.  

Teaching.  I am so blessed.  Teaching is my calling and I try to make a difference every day.  I LOVE my job and love those kiddos that walk through my door.  

Food.  Let me be honest and say, I workout so I can eat.  I love food, all types of food.  There is nothing better than a piece of chocolate cake! 

Staying Healthy.  Although I love food and sweets I enjoy staying healthy.  I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and was diagnosed at the age of 26.  I also have a mother who is a Breast Cancer Survivor.  With that said, I know the importance of eating right and staying fit.  


  1. So great to see your blog, Jessica! I am so proud of all of your accomplishments. Keep up the good work!
    Sherri Johnson

    1. Thank you!! I hope all is well. I have to say, I had the best Master Teacher :)