Jessie Barth gives insight into the science of our words and how listening has led her down the dream come true path seeded in her childhood when she connected to the music of Oscar Hammerstein. Fascinated by human harmony, Jessie enjoys exploring the connection between spirituality, vocabulary and health as an author, publisher and teacher.
Jessie was the director of the high school choral program in Bellefonte (1971 – 1989) and State College, PA (1989 – 1996) and music-directed and performed in many classic American musicals. Her favorite roles were Anna in The King and I and Desiree in A Little Night Music. During her public school teaching tenure, she produced and participated in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (two productions), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Once Upon a Mattress, which starred the faculty, staff and school boards of her communities.
Author of B, A Capital Tale, The Pioneer (a musical), and Oscar and I, an audience-performance piece, she taught a class at The Learning Annex in New York City entitled How to Build a Million Dollar Vocabulary (2007-08). She has hosted The Perry Connection, a monthly TV interview program on Cable Access since 2006, and currently sings with the Genesee Chorale. She established the Perry Principle Press, which published its first book in 2007 followed by Our Perry Connection – The World War II Edition in 2008. Mount Morris: Patriotic People, Vibrant Memories, Bustling Businesseswill be published in December of 2010.
Barth, who was nominated in 2009 to be New York State’s SBDC Entrepreneur of the Year enjoys active participation in village life along with her husband, Richard Barth, in his hometown of Perry, NY. They have five wonderful children, two grandchildren and two cats.
Check out more of Jessie’s resources: