Jessica Fisher

History & Humanities Department Chair, Teacher
Brown University – B.A.
Tufts University – M.A.
jfisher@webb.org

Professional focus: History and Humanities Department Chair; teach American Society, Past & Present, Advanced Studies Fascism, Advanced Studies Faith Narratives of Holy Cities, Advanced Studies human Migration, Advanced Studies Case Study of South Africa, Advanced Studies Cold War Era; activities include WSC Honor Committee

Scholarly or professional activities: Skill development in the following areas: diversity, equity and inclusion in the curriculum; equitable grading practices; Project Zero thinking routines; visual thinking and note-taking strategies; Harkness discussions; mindfulness in the classroom; facilitation of difficult conversations; Bard College techniques for writing and thinking. Also, currently on sabbatical working on a book.

Grew up: Boston, Massachusetts

Favorite spot at Webb: My classroom

Saturday routine: Taking a kid to ballet, yard sale-hunting, supervising playdates, getting a workout in, hanging out with my husband and friends