Welcome, my new 5th graders! I am SO excited to start a new year with you! 

    Welcome to Mrs. Jessica Wippich's class page!


    About Me…


    My name is Jessica Wippich and this is my 10th year teaching 5th grade at Algonkian.  We learn a lot of interesting things in fifth grade and I am really looking forward to all of the fun your child and I are going to have on our journey! 

    A bit about my background: I grew up as an Air Force “military brat” and moved all over the United States. During one stay in Maryland, I had the most wonderful school year which eventually motivated me to become a teacher. My teacher, Mrs. Smith, actually managed to make learning FUN, giving us the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways, all the while maintaining order and a positive working environment. I utilize a lot of the same strategies in my teaching and hope my enthusiasm for learning will motivate your child to try his or her best.

    When I finally settled in Virginia, I finished high school and then graduated from George Mason University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in English (concentration in cultural studies). After graduating, I worked for over six years at a software company in Tysons Corner. I had always wanted to be a teacher, though it wasn’t until 2009 that I decided I was ready to pursue my dream. In order to achieve my goal, I once again became a student at George Mason University, this time earning my Master of Elementary Education degree and Pre-K-6 teaching licensure.

    A lifelong learner, I am excited to share that I have decided to return to George Mason University to get a second master's degree, this time with a concentration in Diversity and Exceptionality in Grades PK-12. Helping Algonkian’s diverse population of students has always been a passion of mine, and this program will provide me with new strategies to help my special education, English language learners, and gifted students. I will be taking courses in the evening but will still be available so please do not hesitate to contact me!

    When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband, Jason, our adorable (energetic!) son, Nicholas (also a Bobcat), and our dog Patches. In my spare time, I also love being able to visit with my family, reading, writing, anything artsy or creative, and hanging out with friends. 

    I am really looking forward to the opportunity to get to know your child this year. I am sure we will have a lot of great experiences and opportunities to learn and grow together in the months ahead.  If you have questions or concerns, please email me directly at jessica.wippich@lcps.org.