I am Jess Polledri and I am delighted to be the counselor at Cherry Park. This is my sixth year here, and I love being part of the Cherry Park community and the David Douglas School District. I completed my School Counseling MEd and licensure at Lewis & Clark College, and prior to that I was a gardening and nutrition educator at Growing Gardens, a nonprofit organization in NE Portland. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. When I’m not at school, I like growing garlic and tomatoes, tap dancing, cooking, and eating pasta. I welcomed a baby girl into my family on July 31st, and I will be on leave from mid-September until mid-March. I can’t wait to hear about all the wonderful things you’ve learned so far this year when I return!