Jess Bouchard

Ms. Jess Bouchard holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature from Rosemont College, and a BA in English from Concordia University. Before joining BART, Ms. Bouchard served as an English Professor at North Lake College, the Education Program Manager at America SCORES, Bay Area, and a Middle School and High School English Teacher at Vermont School for Girls. Ms. Bouchard was named Teacher of the Year at Vermont School for Girls for the 2015-2016 school year, as well as BART's Teacher of the Year for the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, she was recognized in May, 2023 by Vermont Business Magazine as one of 18 Southern Vermont Emerging Leaders and is a current nominee for Berkshire Community College's 40 under Forty, an award recognizing individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living and working in our community. She is a published poet, and currently lives in Vermont with her spouse and their two daughters. Ms. Bouchard is passionate about her community and serves as the Director for Queer Connect, an LGBTQIA organization serving folx in Southern Vermont and surrounding areas.