Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Jessica Franks

Bachelor's in Music Ed (voice) - Choral, Instrumental, General - K-12 - West Virginia University - Magna cum laude.

Master of Fine Arts, Integrated Arts & Curriculum - University of Montana - Summa cum laude.

Sentinel HS, Missoula County Public Schools - 16 years - Choir, Basic Music Theory, AP Music Theory, Guitar, Music Theater. 

Ridgewood HS & Benjamin Franklin MS, Ridgewood Public Schools, NJ - 5 years - HS Choir, HS Band, MS Choir, MS Music Theater.

Professional memberships:  American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education.

Societies:  Sigma Alpha Iota, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Delta Pi



Personal educational guiding principles:

The arts are a core curricular need for all humans.

If it's best for kids, it's the right answer.

Be better today than you were yesterday.