Middle School English/Humanities Teacher

San Francisco

Dear Presidio Hill Team,

My name is Jessica Lane, and I am an educator dedicated to teaching English/Humanities using transformational education strategies that promote social, emotional, and intellectual wellness in a holistic academic structure and environment. I provide self-directed, activity-based lessons that encourage self-exploration and community awareness along with a culture of work and knowledge full of rich English/Humanities content so that the next generation can cultivate thriving communities and healthy change.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Documentary Film with a minor in Peace Studies from Chapman University, I became dedicated to exploring the process of personal-growth and the gap in adolescent self-development support. I obtained certifications in mindfulness, integrative wellness and life coaching, yoga, and therapeutic drumming, and began teaching youth using these techniques. I then decided to earn my Single Subject Teaching Credential in English and my master’s degree in Transformative Education from Loyola Marymount University.

In addition to obtaining a master’s degree in education, which I will complete this coming spring (2025), and obtaining a Single Subject English Credential which I will receive upon CSET completion this summer, I am already a certified Montessori educator in secondary education. I have worked one-on-one and in class settings with diverse groups of students from Montessori and private schools to Boys and Girls Clubs to homeschool organizations. I now focus on creating course curricula from the lens of mindfulness and individualized learning to produce an atmosphere of thriving individual development and integrative, improved education programs.

I absolutely loved my job guiding Humanities at Academy of Thought and Industry, a private Montessori-based middle school in San Francisco. My ATI students consistently scored in the highest percentile on ELA state testing, produced wonderful and creative work, and 100% of my eighth graders got into their top private high school choices this year.

Sadly, our ATI school location is closing completely, and I am not looking to relocate to another ATI location in the country, so I am seeking a new teaching opportunity here in the Bay Area. Presidio Hill stood out to me for its project-based learning focus and excellent reputation.

I hope that you will take the time to meet with me regarding this position and thank you for your serious consideration.




Jessica Lane



Laura Mazer
Executive Director of Academy of Thought and Industry (617)721-8043

Christina Whipple
Literacy and Special Education Specialist and Curriculum Developer (704)783-5790

Emily Grossberg

Amity Taylor


Anna Kearney
Art teacher and philanthropist throughout the Bay Area (415)577-4915

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