Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Jessica DeLeuw
I am a Bay Area native, born and raised in Burlingame, California. I spent my childhood attending Our Lady of Angels School, playing every sport possible (volleyball, basketball, track, cheerleading, soccer and softball) and trying out Irish dance, ballet, and hula dance. Some of my favorite memories include participating in the Olympics for Field Day, singing fun songs in Spanish class, attending the school festival and participating in science fair. I continued to play sports at Burlingame High School and at Cal Poly State University. With the best coaches in elementary school and high school, I knew I wanted to continue to play sports to have fun and to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
In 2003, I moved down to beautiful San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly State University. In college, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to live abroad in Granada, Spain to study Spanish at the University of Granada. I knew then that this would not be the last time I visited the country of Spain. In 2007, I earned my BS in Kinesiology and minor in Spanish. After college, I began to teach nutrition at a bilingual school, English to foreign language students and life skills to an individual with special needs. When an opportunity came up to teach Physical Education in the San Francisco Bay Area, I jumped for it. I earned my single subject teaching credential as well as my Masters in Best Practice.
In 2008, I began my teaching career at St. Charles along with 2 other schools in the San Francisco Bay area. I enjoyed 3 wonderful years at St. Charles. Then, I traveled to Honduras to volunteer as a teacher with the Olancho Aid Foundation. Upon my return I continued to work for Rhythm and Moves, Inc. I enjoyed 8 amazing years working with Rhythm and Moves developing and growing as a Physical Education teacher and mentor. Over the years, I have enjoyed many fun travels and adventures, including a return to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago, an amazing journey, and a return to Honduras to see my students graduate as the first graduating class.
I am very grateful for the opportunity I have had to work with so many amazing students, teachers, coaches and mentors over the years. All of these people and experiences have inspired me to pursue my passions in both Physical Education and Spanish. I am excited for the opportunity to teach Physical Education and Spanish at St. Charles. I look forward to a fun school year with the wonderful community at St. Charles. Go Tigers!