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Jessica Laliberte

Director of the Teaching and Learning Center

Jessica Laliberte has served as director of the Teaching and Learning Center since 2022. She holds a B.A. in English Teaching from the University of New Hampshire and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, and is also trained in two structured literacy programs – Wilson Language and Orton-Gillingham. Her formal training also includes the American Montessori Lifetime Credential, an MBA-Level Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell University, and Doctorate-level coursework in curriculum and instruction from American College of Education. Jess has more than two decades of experience in education, serving elementary, middle, and high school students throughout the course of her career. Prior to Darlington, she served as head of the academic learning support department at Christ the King Catholic School in Daphne, Ala., and as an independent educational consultant and instructional coach. In 2016, she earned the Patten Award at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Fla., for her work championing and strengthening balanced literacy for the middle school program, and in 2018, she earned the Dena and Daniel Man Janusz Korczak Faculty Award for giving, caring, and devoted teaching and compassion for students. Jess and her husband, Matthew, are the parents of Brecken (’25), Cooper (’27), and Finley (’30).

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B.A. University of New Hampshire
M.Ed. Lesley University

Director of the Teaching & Learning Center guest lectures on dyslexia at Berry College, welcomes undergrads to campus

October 30, 2023
Darlington School's Accelerated Learning Program for Dyslexia is well-known as a leader in Northwest Georgia for its cutting-edge approach to dyslexia remediation. That's why Berry College recently sought out the expertise and leadership of Jessica Laliberte, director of the Teaching & Learning Center, to be a guest lecturer in the field of dyslexia and learning differences. 

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Episode 129: Meet the Tiger Tutors

September 28, 2023
In this episode, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center Jess Laliberte talks with the leaders of the newly-formed Tiger Tutor team: Orafiri Koko ('24), Brecken Laliberte ('25), Charlie May ('24), Isla McLaughlin ('24), Angeline Myrie ('25), Anthony Natarella ('24) and Seidy Pichardo ('24). They talk about the tutoring program, their new space in the Tiger Lab and more. 

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Episode 120: A Look at Summer Professional Development

July 27, 2023
In this episode, Professional Development Coordinator Rebekah Kinney talks with second-grade teacher Courtney Cescutti, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center Jessica Laliberte and pre-K teacher Beth Smith about their summer professional development activities. They share about each of the work they have been doing within their colleagues and how it has prepared them for the coming school year. 

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Episode 83: A Look at the Teaching & Learning Center

November 10, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Director of the Teaching and Learning Center Jessica Laliberte. They do a deep dive into Darlington's Teaching and Learning Center, including what its resources are, how to obtain accomodations and more. Laliberte also touches on her passion for brain research and how this influences her work in the Teaching and Learning Center. 

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