“She turned her cant’s into cans and her dreams into plans.”

Jessee Helbert   Director of Employment Services

A licensed Virginia Special Educator with a Master's in Adapted Curriculum, Jessee got her start teaching three years at Grafton and five years at Matoaca High School, where she developed and advised the inclusive Best Buds club that brought together people with and without disabilities. She has worked with individuals contending with autism, intellectual disabilities, physical impairments and communication challenges.

Her specialties are firmly rooted in the acquisition of independence, the development of age-appropriate and meaningful leisure activities as well as community inclusion opportunities. In addition to the incredible work she does here at Branches, Jessee also volunteered and coached for the Special Olympics in roller-skating, basketball, and softball – because team-building skills built on the field can always translate to the workplace.

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