Jessica Bracey Parnell, a native of Covington and graduate of Covington High School earned her BA and MA degrees in History at Southeastern Louisiana University. After teaching undergraduate history as a Teaching Assistant at Southeastern, Jessica continued work as an educator with the St. Tammany Parish School Board. Jessica loves to bring History to life for her students through active, engaging learning, including debate, presentations, and primary source research. Jessica will also serve as an assistant coach for volleyball and girls basketball. Jessica, her husband Gary, and their daughters Hayden and Anna enjoy following LSU sports, traveling to historic sites throughout the U.S., and participating in recreational basketball and softball.