Jennifer Jilot

Jennifer Jilot

Jennifer is a literacy coach and Indian Studies teacher at Arlee Junior High and High School in Arlee, Montana. A mom of two sons, a third grader and a tenth grader, Jennifer also trains future teachers as an adjunct professor in education at the University of Montana.

Why it’s tough to recruit American Indian teachers for the schools where they’re needed the most

Throughout my 11 years of teaching, and three semesters of teaching future and current teachers at the college level, I can count on one hand the number of American Indian teachers either already in the field or training to be a teacher. As a Chippewa-Cree woman teaching on a reservation in Montana, I find this disparity frustrating and disheartening. Growing… Read more →

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