Phone: 914-376-8177


Degrees and Certifications:

Pace University Bachelor's Degree: Adolescent Education & Earth Science 7-12 Manhattanville College Master's Degree: Adolescent Education & Spanish 7-12 Certifications: Professional Certification Earth Science 7-12 Professional Certification Drama 7-12

Ms. Jessica Ford

Room Number: 216  

About the Instructor: This is my 8th year as returning Earth Science teacher here at Barack Obama School for Social Justice, (formerly known as Palisade Prep). This marks my 13th year teaching and my opportunities to teach have taken me all over, having taught in Yonkers, Florida and NYC. I’ve taught Earth Science in English and Spanish as well as middle school integrated science. When not in the classroom, I enjoy working with my after-school drama club students, playing with my almost 9-year-old nephew, spending time with my close family and friends, performing in local community theater productions and travelling. 

About Earth Science: According to Thomas McGuire, Earth Science is the study of our planet, its changing systems, and its place in the universe. The course is divided into 3 main sections: Astronomy (space), Meteorology (atmosphere & weather) & Geology (earth systems). Through hands-on lab experiences and lectures, students will work collaboratively to prepare for the regents exam. 


Ms. Ford's Class Schedule: 

Period 1: Prep

Period 2: Earth Science 

Period 3: Earth Science 

Period 4: Earth Science 

Period 5: Admin/Common Planning Time 

Period 6: Lunch

Period 7: Earth Science 

Period 8: Earth Science