Jessica Blackwood is the Manager of Human Capital at Crescent City Schools. Jessica graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. After eight years of teaching in elementary schools throughout Wyoming and Colorado, she moved to Seattle to study education and ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. In 2009, she received her Masters of Arts degree while serving as Operations Manager for the Seattle Symphony’s education and outreach department; helping to facilitate experiences in and around the symphony for all students in the Seattle area. As a recent transplant to Louisiana, Jessica’s passion for open enrollment schools that raise student achievement and prepare students for college led her to seek out Crescent City Schools.