Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Sociology from Wingate University Graduate Certificate in Special Education - Adapted Curriculum from UNCC Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from UNCC Licensed in Special Education - Adapted Curriculum K-12
Mrs. Jessica Conner
Welcome to my webpage! I am excited to be a part the exceptional childrens team at HicKory Ridge High School this year. I grew up in Cabarrus County, and even attended the original Harrisburg Elementary School. I graduted with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Wingate University in 2010 and a graduate certificate in Special Education - Adapted Curriculum from UNCC in May 2017, and a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders in May 2018. I am now working to complete my Master of Arts in Teaching for special education- adapted curriculum. I have worked in special education since 2013, when I started as an individual assistant. I then spent 3 years working an an exceptional childrens teacher assistant in Cabarrus County before becoming a classroom teacher with CMS. I am very happy to be back home! Students with autism are truly my passion, and I love seeing them achieve success.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jason and our 4 pets. We have 2 cats, JJ and Jade, and 2 dogs, Chance and Chloe. All of them truly are our fur babies! I also spend time working with students with autism outside of the school environment to provide experiences and training within their communities.
Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have. I look forward to an amazing 2018-2019 school year!