Jessica Somma

Welcome to Miss Somma's Enrichment Class!


 My name is Jessica Somma. I graduated from  Rowan University with a degree in Elementary Education and English. From a young age, I knew I wanted to teach. My passion for language arts and the arts fuel my ever-growing desire to learn.

Educational Philosophy

I believe a strong educator should nurture and provide the attention needed to ensure a child’s productiveness in society. Every child deserves the opportunity to learn. An effective teacher should provide a learning environment that promotes educational equality. The purpose of education is to promote community involvement, strong social skills, and employment possibilities. Children need encouragement and guidance as they mature and develop their personalities and interests. I believe all educators should provide this support and show up for students each day. Parental support and cooperation are vital to the academic success of a student. I will always go above and beyond to ensure all students receive equal opportunities for academic success.

There are various definitions for the word gifted. Here are a few that most closely align with my educational philosophy:

  • Giftedness can be defined as "a greater awareness, a greater sensitivity, and a greater ability to understand and to transform perceptions into intellectual and emotional experiences" (How the gifted cope with their emotions. Roeper Review, 5(2), 21-24, 1982).

  • New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:8-3.1 defines students who are gifted and talented as those students who possess or demonstrate high levels of ability in one or more content areas when compared to their chronological peers in the local district and who require modification of their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities.