Meet Jessica Driskell, our featured nanny for the month of May 2015! Jessica is a teacher during the school year and is looking for a summer nanny position or fill in nanny jobs over the summer. Jessica teaches Technology at Frey Elementary School grades K-5. Previously to being a teacher, Jessica was a full time nanny through our agency.
What part of Atlanta do you live in?
I am currently living in the Smyrna/Vinings area
Where are you from originally?
I am originally from Marietta, GA
How long have you been a nanny?
I began nannying in 2003 and have been fortunate enough to maintain great relationships with the families I’ve worked with.
What is your educational background?
I have my bachelor’s degree in Public Speaking from Georgia State University and I am pursuing my master’s degree in Special Education there as well.
Do you have a favorite age and why? I really enjoy working with elementary aged children. I love seeing them discover all there is to growing, learning and life. That, coupled with the hilarious things children say during those years are the most exciting thing to witness.
Funniest nanny moment:
The funniest moment I’ve had as a nanny was when I was playing Britney Spears on my phone while out on a walk with a little boy and he stopped and said emphatically “Enough! Cut it! I can’t take this girl anymore. We need a break.” I, of course, turned the song off and couldn’t help but laugh at my having been scolded for my taste in music by a five year old!
Favorite thing about being a nanny:
The best part about being a nanny is the bond that is built not only between the children and me but, also with the parents. They truly become family.
What is your strongest quality as a nanny?
My strongest quality as a nanny is definitely my humor. I tend to bring humor into most situations.
Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta:
Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day:
I love going out and playing with the kids in the puddles. It’s typically something that is discouraged, but letting out that energy is fun and with the appropriate attire (rain coat, goulashes, etc.) it’s quite enjoyable!
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I love going out to Mexican restaurants with my friends. It’s my absolute favorite cuisine!
When are you available to start a new position?
I will be available to start a summer position on June 1 or to do fill in work during that time.