Our team supports a connection to the schooling program and provides the child the normalcy of school and learning.
Patient Academic Services
Jessica Hollingsworth graduated with a bachelor's degree from St. Petersburg College. She is certified in Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education with ESOL and reading endorsements. Jessica has been teaching for five years in the elementary setting and thoroughly enjoys incorporating movement and dance into the lessons she prepares. She is new to the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital family and is focused on providing instructional and engaging support for patients and siblings between the ages of 3 and 6.
Dina Josephson is an Atlanta native who earned her B.S. in Education from Kennesaw State University. Dina taught elementary and middle school in the past and recently became Gifted endorsed in grades K-12. When she isn’t working with the patients on the Neurological Surgical unit, she enjoys spending time at the beach paddle boarding, working out at a local Crossfit gym and taking her puppy, Simba, to the park.
Kate Loguercio was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from Kennesaw State University. She moved to St. Pete over six years ago and it stole her heart. She is currently the Suncoast Credit Union Hospital School Teacher on the Hematology /Oncology unit. Her love for teaching has flourished because of the amazing opportunity she has had to provide instructional support, enrichment opportunities, and fun to her students ages 6 through college. When she is not fostering her student’s love for learning, she is teaching others about fitness and nutrition as a local CrossFit coach.
Annette Pagliaro was born and raised in Maine. She attended Eckerd College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 2007, she earned a Master’s in Education/ESOL at USF. She taught fourth grade for six years and shared her love of learning with many students and was awarded the opportunity to attend the Columbia College Reading and Writing Academy in New York City. She spent the past four years teaching Reading and Writing to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who continued to help her grow her enthusiasm for teaching and learning. She is currently the Hospital School Teacher for the Outpatient Care Center. On her days off, she is often spending time with her husband and her dog at home or the beach. She also loves to spend time reading and going to yoga class.
Alicia Riggs is the Coordinator of Patient Academics at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She has a M.Ed. from USF in Educational Leadership as well as BS in Elementary Education from Eastern Kentucky University. She has been in this role for four years and guided the program from one person to a staff of seven. She has teaching experience at every grade level, PreK through college and has also been a school principal. She is passionate about helping patients and families stay connected to learning while they are here at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
Kendall Williams was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Fla. She graduated with a Master’s of Education degree, specializing in Elementary Education, from the University of Florida. Go Gators! After graduating, she moved back to St. Pete where she has taught in Pinellas County Schools for over five years. Kendall is currently a Hospital School Teacher on the General Pediatric Floor with her main focus on the Cystic Fibrosis unit. She loves being able to bring smiles to her patients’ faces and sharing her love for learning with them.