Meet Mrs. Jessica Tucksen

We asked our teachers & staff a few questions so that you can get to know them better!

What is your role at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic School?
Music Teacher 

What year did you start working at St. Stephen?

Tell us about your education background & about your teaching/work experience.

  • Bachelor of Music Education, UNL
  • Master of Music, CU

What do you love about your job?
Learning new music and instruments alongside the kids and getting excited about it with them!

Who is your favorite Saint or what is your favorite scripture?
Either St. Cecilia (Patron of Music) OR St. Faustina

Tell us about your family (spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.):
My husband, Mattia, is the music teacher at St. Cecilia’s. My daughter Evelyn is starting preschool here at SSM this year. We also have three cats because we are insane.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a ballerina until I realized I hated ballet (I am not a graceful dancer…)

What is your favorite sweet treat?
Cookies! All kinds!

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I love to cook fancy meals, especially on the weekends when I have more time.

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
Cook and play games with my family.

What piece of advice would you give parents to help their child(ren) succeed at St. Stephen?
Be patient with others, and keep an open mind to try new things!