The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

By Susan Galbraith, Quill Staff


Meet Your Neighbor Jessica Orris of Colchester. She is a 6th grade math teacher and teaches a section of 7th grade health with Mrs. Miller, at West Central Middle School in Stronghurst. Although math is her favorite, she has endorsements in Science, and Language Arts.

She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and raised in Carthage. She graduated from Carthage High School in 2002 and from Western Illinois University in 2007.

Her husband is Jason a loan officer at 1st Federal Bank in Colchester. Her parents are from Keokuk, IA, Sam Martin, retired, and Denise, math teacher in Kahoka, MO. Jessica has one sister Morgan, in the 6th grade in Keokuk, Iowa.

She enjoys their home situated on 5 acres. Since moving to the country they have spent a lot of time landscaping their yard and pond and making many home improvements.

Jessica also loves to read and travel. While in high school she went to Spain. On Jessica and Jason's honeymoon they went to the Dominican Republic. They had a great time even though a few items were stolen including their new camera!

She loves spending time with family and since her mom is one of 11 children, there is lots of family to enjoy.