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Dr. Jessica Wallace McBride

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Born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida, Dr. Jessica Wallace McBride earned a bachelor's degree from Florida State University. She taught at Roosevelt Elementary School in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she was named Teacher of the Year before returning to Tallahassee to earn a master's degree from Florida A&M University. As a graduate student, she continued to teach elementary school and was encouraged to earn a Ph.D. from FAMU's Educational Leadership doctoral program.


While earning her Ph.D., Dr. Jessica was named Teacher of the Year at Oak Ridge Elementary School and has been recognized numerous times for excellence in the field of education. She is also the co-founder of the Imani Dance Program for Youth Development, Inc.


After collaborating with Dr. Maurice to write the children's book, "Oliver Vance, Pull Up Your Pants!", she wrote the powerful story, "Almost a Statistic," about how he and Dr. Vickie became more than anyone expected. Dr. Jessica's next books will be released by her publishing company, Millennium International Publishing Group

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