Jessica grew up in Charleswood and attended Royal School, Charleswood Junior High and Oak Park High School. With the strong French immersion education she received from our public schools, Jessica went on to obtain both a BA from the University of Manitoba (U of M) — where she also worked in Student Services — and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from McGill University. Thereafter, she served as a Clinical Education Facilitator in Mental Health at the U of M’s School of Nursing.
Jessica and her partner, Julian Saba, are proudly raising their two young children in Charleswood. Their sons, Fox and Perry, have already benefited from early years education programming by way of the Pembina Trails School Division — including both the Assiniboine South Early Years Coalition Family Drop-In Centres and “Kindergarten Here We Come” initiatives. Their eldest son, Fox, excitedly began kindergarten at École Dieppe this year.
Jessica presently works as a Primary Care Nurse in St. Boniface in a bilingual environment, where she focuses on patient care and community development.
I support a return to smaller class sizes to ensure all children receive the support and attention they need to succeed in school.
I will work on improving sustainability, accessibility, reconciliation and supporting child development in Pembina Trails.
With my background in community development, I will engage with neighbourhood leaders and residents to create positive outcomes for our children and community.
Ensure fiscal sustainability – Let’s focus on long-term financial sustainability, while minimizing the impact on your taxes.
Support working families – By expanding full day kindergarten across the division and junior kindergarten options.
Invest in child health and safety – By advocating for enhanced walking and school bus programs, we’ll reduce congestion around schools, and improve health and safety for our students.