Jessica Meissner Named Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services
As the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District’s new Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, Jessica Meissner looks forward to serving as a champion for NRW students.
Meissner’s appointment was approved by the NRW Board of Education on October 12. In her first few weeks on the job, she has focused on connecting with students and staff and getting to know the district’s policies and procedures.
“I want to be a champion for students and make sure special education students, especially, are seen and heard and get the services they need to be successful not only here, but after they graduate,” she said.
Meissner is certified in elementary education, deaf education, bilingual and dual language education, and as a School District Leader. During her 24 years in education, she has taught various elementary grades and deaf education in the Buffalo area and at the Lyons Central School District. She has eight years of administrative experience, including six years as director of curriculum and instruction for the Rochester School for the Deaf. Her fluency in American Sign Language has already come in handy at NRW, where she has used it to communicate with students and families.
Meissner grew up in nearby Ontario County and has family in Wayne County. She is excited to return to working in a small community and hopes to use her skills and experience to facilitate partnerships between school and home.
“We can change lives because we’re really making a difference in the lives of children,” she said.