Jessie Counts

 Jessie Counts

Student Support Services
Senior Manager


Jessie Counts is the Student Support Services Senior Manager.  Jessie has her master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Human Resources and over 15 years in public service across various agencies in Montana and Colorado. Jessie has experience in lean process improvements, developing quality programming, and strong leadership development.  She has a passion for work supporting children, families and communities.  In her personal time, Jessie spends time with her family and pets enjoying big sky sunsets.

406-444-4706

Katie Felde

 Katie Felde

Administrative
Assistant


Katie Felde is the new Administrative Assistant for the Student Support Services. Katie will be working on-site in the 1300 building. She recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University's online marketing degree program, and hopes to apply her knowledge and skills to become a valuable member of OPI's team of professionals. Growing up, Katie attended Helena public schools, and her experiences throughout her educational journey fuel her passion for supporting Montana schools and students. Outside of the office, she enjoys kayaking, reading, and hiking with her two rescue dogs.

406-444-2501


Student Support Services


 The Student Support Services staff work in collaboration with schools, families, service agencies and staff from across the OPI to improve educational outcomes for all students through supports and general supervision of educational programs for students. Our staff is skilled and knowledgeable in early childhood education, supports for high-ability/high-achieving students, and supports and services for students with diverse learning needs. Please use the links below to learn more about the programs in Student Support Services.