Greetings Varnett Family,
Having the ability to make a difference makes all the difference. It is my pleasure and an honor to serve The Varnett School Southeast as your new director. My name is Jessika Hearne and I have been in education for nearly seven years. I graduated from Evan E. Worthing High School in Houston. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Texas Southern University, where I was the head feature twirler in the “Ocean of Soul” marching band.
I received my master’s degree from Lamar University in Beaumont and I am currently obtaining my doctorate degree from the University of Houston. I am a mother of three amazing kids, Paryss, Tramell II, and Harper and a published author of “Growing Up: Life Behind The Chalkboard.” I was named the 2017 Fort Bend Independent School District Secondary Teacher of the Year. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to assure that all students become successful.
Being in education is the most honorable and rewarding career in the world, being that we are blessed with the opportunity to change lives every single day, forever. The feeling you get - when all of your students who doubted themselves at the beginning of the school year now stand with confidence at graduation as they walk across the stage, closing one and yet opening the next chapter of their lives - is an irreplaceable feeling. Here at The Varnett Public School, we are dedicated to “excellence in all things.” Failure will never be an option in the classroom. Together, with our excellent team of teachers, caring staff and your help, we are committed to always doing what is in the best interest of all students.
A challenge to educators
No one cares about how much you know until they know how much you care. In education, we are counselors, motivators and role models and, in my case, sometimes a seamstress on the spot, when a student splits his pants, his or her backpack falls apart or the student simply comes to school with holes in uniform shirts.
To all educators, I encourage and challenge you to speak powerful words and success into all of your students’ lives and, yes, even the ones who need a little extra love. We impact so many lives throughout the years and the words we speak into their lives carry so much weight.
Understand that it is ok to tell them that you love them because sometimes they only hear those words from us. We can’t control what our students face at home. However, it is our responsibility to love them and give them our best while they are in our care. Help them understand that their current situation is not their final destination.
Together, let’s all make supreme success their reality. To all of our wonderful parents, we appreciate you and need your support...always. I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders.
Jessika C. Hearne, M.ED