Jessica Junker teaches Latin at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. She previously taught at St. Catherine's School in Richmond, where she expanded the Latin program from 9 to 36 students in just three years. She also coaches boys and girls cross country teams. Being a part of the Classics Department at the University of Virignia significantly shaped her teaching philosophy. She encourages her students to think critically and creatively, and not to lose their sense of humor. The first Latin quote students learn in her classroom is humanum errare est, or "It is human to make a mistake."