Jesse Sanford is a kindergarten teacher who has been involved in early childhood education for over a decade. Initially working with preschool-aged children in a Reggio Emilia–inspired environment, he focuses on student exploration and meaningful relationships. As a county-level Distinguished New Educator Award recipient and district-recognized Teacher of the Year, he is a credentialed educator with bilingual authorization and earned both his B.A. and M.A. in education from California Polytechnic State University.