Ms. Jessica Castleberry is an entrepreneur, mentor, leader, and advocate for early childhood education from Rapid City, SD. Jessica owns Little Nest Preschool in Rapid Valley and Little Nest Preschool South in Rapid City. Jessica is a national early childhood education conference presenter, author of the blog Early Education Plantation and contributing writer to the blog, Fractus Learning, London, UK. Jessica is a graduate of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Leadership Rapid City 2016, and the 2015 Women in Leadership series from Black Hills State University. She was awarded the South Dakota CEO Young Enterprising Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016. Jessica is the head of the committee for the Rapid City Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award, President of the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children and serves on the Board of Directors for the South Dakota Association of Child Care Directors. Jessica is dedicated to mentorship, professionalism, and early education leadership. Jessica has served as the SD CEO Women in Leadership Blog Moderator since 2016, and is thrilled to meet our 2018 participants!