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Jessica Makowske

Center for Student Achievement
Native American Initiatives Trainer
Traveling Arizona
Jess believes that all students deserve a quality education, no matter where they attend school. As Native American Initiatives Trainer, Jess helps teachers integrate proven data-driven practices into their classrooms. Pulling from her experience as rural schools educator, Jess has earned many accolades, including 2014 Apache County Teacher of the Year. Starting as a preschool teacher, Jess also has a broad range of middle and high school teaching experience in math, science and English Language Arts. Between her time training teachers in Arizona’s Native American communities, Jess enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, and heading home to Michigan to visit her (adorable) nephew.