Dr. Jessica Mondesir
Born in Bronx County, raised in Rockland County, and now living in Orange County, Dr. Mondesir has witnessed and experienced the disparities among our youth and strives daily to support our students in challenging environments to thrive. She received her Bachelor’s in psychology at St. John’s University, her Master’s in School Psychology at Mercy College, and a doctorate in School Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Holding over 16 years of experience in numerous positions regarding youth, she is currently a practicing school psychologist and adjunct professor in the Master’s-level School Psychology program. Finally, she is a founding mother, secretary, and member of the Rockland Alliance of Black School Educators, a new affiliate of the National Alliance of Black School Educators.
Dr. Mondesir’s passion and experience center around mental health, racial equity, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and education. She aims for the needs of our youth; ensuring their educational, behavioral, and social-emotional needs are met to the highest regard. She feels well-versed in her ability to provide quality care and service to support children, their families, teachers, and communities while maintaining the integrity and values that were instilled in her along the way. Dr. Mondesir’s lifelong learning approach for all her children, adolescents, and young adults is promoted, as well as endured, as she aims to set an impactful example for students of color today.