Phone: (516) 441-4754
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Major: Biology Minor: Education Master of Arts in Education NYS Biology Certificate NYS Chemistry Certificate NYS School Building Leadership Certificate Co-Chair Board of Directors Shalom Mountain Inc. FM Board Educate America Right Now Inc.
Mrs. Jessica York (Schust)
Jess York has been teaching science at North High for 18 years and has been the chairperson of the department for the last four. During her time at North, she has taught a robust number of classes including: Regents and Inclusion Biology, Advanced Placement Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Science in Society (now Science 12), Regents and Inclusion Chemistry, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, and all levels of Science Research. She has also served as the faculty advisor for the environmental club (SAVE) as well as the pre-med club. Early in her career at North, Ms. Schust coached girls gymnastics. Ms. Schust is dual certified in Biology and Chemistry and also holds a certification in School Building Leadership. She graduated from Adelphi University with a BS in biology with a minor in education and with an MA in education. In addition, she took a 30 credit certification series through Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to acquire her SBL certification.
Outside of school, Ms. Schust is the co-chairperson of the Board of Directors for Shalom Mountain Inc., a body-focused emotional healing and transformation center in the Catskills, and the secretary, community relations manager, and founding Board member for Educate America Right Now Inc., a 501.c3 nonprofit that helps support adults returning to college for their first degree; Ms. Schust co-founded this charity in 2014.
On a personal note, Ms. Schust enjoys running and has participated in many races throughout her running career, including a number of half marathons; her best time is 1:49:54. She also enjoys yoga and meditation and is investigating routes to becoming a certified yoga instructor. She has been meditating regularly since 2013 and daily since November 2016. Ms. Schust is also a prolific crochet artist and has been running her own small business in yarn crafts, The Conscious Crafter, since November of 2015.
“I am pleased to continue to be of service to the Great Neck, and specifically, the North High community. I feel the deep importance of supporting our young people, not just on their scientific journey, but in life. It is a privilege to be able to work with young people in this way.”