Jessica Murdter-Atkinson is a doctoral student in the Curriculum and Instruction, Language and Literacy program at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her return to graduate school, Jessi was an elementary school teacher in central Texas, working with students in grades Pre-K through fifth grade for fifteen years. Most recently, she was an elementary instructional coach.
Jessi earned both her Bachelor and Master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus on literacy studies. In her time at UT, she has worked as a field supervisor, novice teacher mentor, teaching assistant, assistant instructor, and graduate research assistant.
Jessi's areas of interest include early literacy, coaching and mentoring teachers and critical approaches to curriculum and instruction.