Health Science Specialist
- Work closely with Montana health science teachers to achieve established outcomes for health professions career pathway programs.
- Monitor Carl D. Perkins funding and provide school/district support during the Carl D. Perkins E-grant application period.
- Design professional development courses/workshops for health science teachers.
Jamie joined the OPI as the Health Science Education and Public Safety Specialist in 2022. Jamie has more than 10 years of teaching experience in Kinesiology, Health Sciences, and Physical Education. She has taught at high schools in California and Montana, community colleges in Fresno and Philadelphia, and at several medium and maximum security prisons in California. Additionally, Jamie served as a Health and Human Performance Lecturer at Montana State University Billings. Having served as a US Navy Corpsman, Jamie has experience providing advanced medical care both in the hospital setting and in the field as a combat medic. Rescuing patients and delivering emergency care to critically injured Sailors and Marines was a massive part of her military service. With all of these various experiences, Jamie hopes to serve as a significant asset to the OPI, HOSA, Montana administrators, teachers, and all students.