Jessica Alessio is the principal of Paradise Honors High School in Surprise, Arizona. With the school since its campus inception in 2011, she has actively served as a Spanish/Psychology teacher, TAP Coach/teacher mentor, and Master Teacher before transitioning to leadership in 2017. Areas of schoolwide focus include ensuring all students learn at high levels and providing equitable learning opportunities for all. PHHS is an A-rated school and consistently makes the Best High Schools list from U.S. News and World Report. She is currently working on a book regarding crisis leadership for school leaders with an emphasis on leading effectively and authentically through various crises.