I’m Jessie Davis. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as your new voice of the Pantheon.
I’m so excited to be indulging my favorite pastime, writing, in this capacity. I truly admire the Pantheon’s mission to strengthen the community by supporting individuals in the development of their natural talents and skill sets. I’m a big believer that every human possesses unique gifts and interests. We all have something essential to bring to the table. The cultivation of these resources for the betterment of the community is such noble work, and I am honored to partner in this mission.
Speaking of community, one of my favorite sayings is that “community starts in the home.” What better way to ensure a successful society than to raise good people? My little community is made up of three wonderful kids, ages 13, 11, and 8. They keep me on my toes with soccer, gymnastics, dance, baseball, and track. We joke that I need an Uber sticker on my car window. When we’re not shuffling around town, we enjoy a lot of together time. Dinners at the table, playing games, and watching movies comprise a lot of our free time. I refer to them as my “crew,” and I consider myself the luckiest mom to get to do life with them.
On a professional front, I am an educator at heart. I have had the privilege of teaching for Vincennes University for several years now. I teach Child Development courses and Marriage & Family Studies. I find the field of Early Childhood Education to be one of the most critical components of our society. Though often overlooked and undervalued, I can’t think of anything more worthy of investment than the minds and lives of children. Given that education begins in the home, parents and families are in prime positions to model healthy relationships, effective communication, responsibility, and what it means to be part of something bigger than yourself. The family has always been the cornerstone of society, and they deserve the utmost attention, respect, and support. I take pride in educating my students on these essential topics.
When I’m not in class or “momming,” you can find me running, reading, or writing. I love to be active, love to learn, and love to express my creativity via the written word.
Again, I’m so excited to do more of what I love for a mission I love. I hope that you are inspired to do the same as you follow along with the Pantheon’s events and endeavors each month.