Getting to Know Jessica Bernay, Lower School Faculty

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Jessica Bernay, Lower School FacultyThrough our Faculty/Staff Spotlight series, we invite our community members to get to know Gulliver Prep teachers and staff members across every division. Our most recent spotlight features Jessica Bernay, Lower School Faculty. Read on to discover her favorite Gulliver memory, how she keeps her students engaged in learning, and more.

How long have you been at Gulliver? What is one favorite memory from your time here?

I began my Gulliver journey 17 years ago in AfterCare. My favorite memory is the feeling I had returning to Gulliver after COVID. It felt like we were all returning home.

What is one thing people may not know about you?

I am a grandmother to two beautiful girls, ages seven and four.

As a third grade teacher, how do you keep your students engaged in learning?

My students learn from each other, ensuring student engagement and shared ownership. 

What is your favorite thing about teaching and why?

I most enjoy seeing my students grow and become more confident in their abilities.

Jessica Bernay, Lower School Faculty

What advice would you give to Lower School students as they transition to Middle School?

Always try your hardest and do your best.


Raider Rapid Fire! 

Your go-to comfort show: Anything on the Hallmark channel 

The last song you listened to: “I Only Want to Be With You” by Hootie and the Blowfish

A Gulliver tradition or event that you look forward to: May the 4th!

Favorite weekend activity: Being with my husband, family, and friends watching football



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