Jessica Xi

Jessica Xi
Jessica currently works as the Early Learning Coordinator at Orange Anglican Grammar School.

Jessica completed her Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at Macquarie University, and has been working in the education sector for 13 years.

Her professional history concentrates on work that meaningfully impacts young students, particularly those with neurodivergent perspectives. She has completed a longitudinal study with IABA, developing a profound understanding of human behaviour and how disability and mental health can be supported.

Recently, she presented at the 2023 World Congress of Music Therapy, collaborating with specialists in the field to share knowledge around how to support students with complex and challenging behaviours through the lens of music. Having worked in trans-disciplinary environments and leading diverse teams in the education field, Jessica has a unique perspective on education, with collaborative practice at the heart of her philosophy. She maintains an open attitude towards the acceptance of new ideas and approaches. Through this perspective, Jessica has supported and taught students who could not access the majority of school settings, and developed a range of environmental adaptations, communication systems and interactional styles in order to promote growth, wellbeing, independence and emotional regulation. Jessica is extremely passionate about partnering with families, and journeying with them with the shared vision of their child learning, growing and thriving.

Moving from specialist school to mainstream, Jessica held the vision of wanting to expand her perspective around diversity and collaboration, and increase her sphere of influence. Jessica will continually work toward, and advocate for young people and their futures, striving for each child’s full potential.