Jordann Lankford, American Indian Academic Achievement Coach, CMR & PGEC
The Academic Achievement Coach for Indian Education in Great Falls Public Schools focuses on increasing the graduation rate of American Indian students in the district.
Jordann, Gros Ventre/Little Shell, was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2012. After working in Sunburst for two years, she became the American Indian Academic Achievement Coach at CMR, for Great Falls Public Schools. During her first year in Great Falls, she received the 5 Under 35 Award from KRTV that recognizes young professionals, working to improve their community. In 2015 she was asked to join Montana's Superintendent Denise Juneau's administration, as the Graduation Matters Program Assistant, focusing on the graduation of students in Indian Country. During that time she received the Governor's Award of Excellence. Currently, she is back in Great Falls again as an American Indian Academic Achievement Coach. She facilitates an alternative program for American Indian students focused of graduation, college, and/or career readiness. Most recently Jordann received MIEA's Indian Teacher of the Year.
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