Jessica Makowske, M.Ed.


When Jess started working at the Center for Student Achievement, a division of the Arizona Charter Schools Association, she set a goal of creating professional development for educators working in Native American communities. Those professional development sessions have turned into her new role as the Native American Initiatives Trainer. As a Trainer, she helps teachers to break their standards into manageable daily objectives and integrate proven data-driven practices into their classrooms. Jess started with the smallest of students teaching preschool in 2003. Since then, she has taught 4th grade, middle school science and math, and high school ELA. Between visiting different reservations, backpacking, and rock climbing trips, and going home to see her (adorable) nephew, Jess was able to easily secure the in-office award for “Most Days with an Out of Office Message.”


If you are a teacher or school leaders who works with Native students, let’s connect. I would love to talk about best practices, our experiences, and discuss the possibility of working together in the future.