• Teacher Name: Jessica Forrestel

    Email: jforrestel@medinacsd.org

    Phone: (585)798-2700, option 3

    Teaching Area: ENL (English as a New Language)

    About Me:

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Forrestel. I have been a teacher in the Medina Central School District for several years now. I graduated from SUNY Geneseo with my BA in English. I then continued my studies at D'Youville College, where I received my MS in TESOL. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to teach those from different cultures and backgrounds, whose first language is not English. It is as much of a learning experience for me, as it is for them.

    Teaching is an absolute passion of mine! It is my mission to instill a love for learning in my students. I attempt to teach with a passion and creativity for my subject so that my students develop a desire to become life-long learners and to create a path to a beneficial future.

    I love learning about my students and making a connection with them. I reside in Akron with my husband, son and daughter, and Golden Retriever. Some hobbies that I love are camping, hiking, cooking, baking, sports, and crafting. Although I have many hobbies, I enjoy spending time with my family, above all.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to keep communication open, and I would love to talk to you whenever you feel the need. I look forward to a great year together!




  • Hello Students and Family,

    During this unforseen school closing, due to COVID-19, I would like to provide a link that may be helpful to you and your child(ren) as extra support. Although we are not in school, please try your best to keep a routine and take this time for extra practice and review. 

    The link below can be used for support for: Communication, Health Care support, subjects, virtual field trips, as well as a list of activities you can do that does not involve technology, and numerous websites you can visit to help with learning :)

    https:// https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F53cjOFmP0h-aHEBk9AyOCbjzG7DLmAELsvgDSM8Gx0/edit?usp=sharing


    In addition to school work, do not forget to get outside and enjoy the fresh air!!

    Feel free to e-mail me with any questions. Hope to see you all soon, and stay healthy!


    An fun, additional resource for my 3rd grade students studying their facts :)



    A great read-aloud story for my 2nd graders, with some comprehension questions along the way: