Jessica T. Janasiewicz
Mrs. Janasiewicz joined Rutledge Ecenia as a Government Affairs Consultant in 2017 and has two decades of experience working in and with public schools across the country. Jessica began her career as a 4th grade teacher in Atlanta, Georgia where she taught at Cary Reynolds Elementary School, which is characterized by its large population of low-income, immigrant students. During this time, she earned her M.Ed. in Literacy, which allowed Jessica to better serve her students by having the expertise needed to assist them in building their literacy skills.
Jessica’s experiences working with this population also increased her desire to improve the experiences of traditionally underserved populations, and she concluded the best way to create change was through policy. This desire led Jessica to Teachers College, Columbia University where she received her M.A. degree in Politics and Education. Also, while pursuing her degree in New York, Jessica served as a Domestic Policy intern at the William J. Clinton Foundation.
Jessica began lobbying for school districts in 2011 and is the lead lobbyist for many of the firm’s education clients. Jessica’s educational experience and training makes her unusually credible when working with staff and members charged with building public education policy in Florida.
In addition to her work at Rutledge Ecenia, Jessica serves as a board member on both the Florida’s Missing Children’s Day and the Young Actors Theatre.