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Jess Claesson

Titles: Study Skills Department Chair
Locations: Upper School, All School
Departments: Study Skills, Academic Leadership
Phone Numbers:
School: 206-861-0914
Biography: Jess Claesson is in her 4th year at SAAS and will become the first Department Chair for Study Skills in the fall of 2022! She has also had the pleasure of teaching Study Skills both in the Middle School and Upper School. In addition to Study Skills, Jess also works with the Student Facilitator Program, supports the Forefront Suicide Teacher Training, and acts as a Learning Support Instructional Coach. Before coming to SAAS she helped create and build the Guided Study Hall program (Study Skills) at Eastside Preparatory School where she also acted as an 11th and 12th lead advisor and as co-leader of both the Peer Mentor Club and Equity and Inclusivity Club. Prior to her roles in education, Jess earned her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Innovation and Social Change from the University of Southern California.