As an instructional designer, Jessie translates evidence-based interventions into engaging multimedia programs for teachers, students and parents. She developed skills for this work through years of experience producing Latin music programs and recordings for audiences of all ages. Jessie enjoys bridging the arts and sciences to develop meaningful programs that support children, families and school communities.
Jessie has a degree from New York University’s Great Books Program and is an accomplished Latin vocalist. She was the recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission grant in 2010, and her music in IRIS Ed’s We Have Skillsprogram won a Telly Award in 2011.
Sprague, J., Pennefather, J., Marquez, J., Yeaton, P., & Marquez, B. (2011). Online Universal Screening and Behavioral Progress Monitoring: Assessing Social Validity, Usability and Intent to Use by K-3 Teachers.Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness.
Marquez, B., Marquez, J., Vincent, C.G., Pennefather, J., Sprague, J.R., Smolkowski, K., & Yeaton, P. (2014). The iterative development and initial evaluation of We Have Skills!, an innovative approach to teaching social skills to elementary students. Education and Treatment of Children, 37, 137-161.
Schwebel, D. C., Pennefather, J., Marquez, B., & Marquez, J. (2015). Internet-based training to improve preschool playground safety: Evaluation of the Stamp-in-Safety program. Health Education Journal, 74, 37-45.
Marquez, B., Vincent, C., Marquez, J., Pennefather, J., Smolkowski, K., & Sprague, J. (2016). Opportunities and Challenges in Training Elementary School Teachers in Classroom Management: Initial Results from Classroom Management in Action, an Online Professional Development Program.Journal of Technology and Teacher Education,24(1), 87-109.