MSSE Core Instructor

Phone: 406-560-0427
Reid Hall Room 448, MSU, Bozeman


  • PhD in Education – Learning, Instruction, and Innovation, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Masters of Philosophy in Education – Learning, Instruction, and Innovation, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Masters of Science in Science Education, MSU-Bozeman, Bozeman, MT
  • BA in Elementary Education, minor Geosciences, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA


Dr. Jessi Anderson, a graduate of the MSSE program and lifelong Montanan, is a national and state award-winning science educator. Jessi has taught Kindergarten, 4th grade, 6th-8th grade, and in-person and online high school science. Beyond the classroom, she enjoys training and developing instructional coaches and supporting educators from around the country to implement innovative and personalized in-person and virtual instruction. Her research interests include coaching and peer mentorship in higher education, K-12 education, and science education. As a Walden University graduate, she is particularly interested in social change around digital equity with an emphasis on access, instructional design, and digital accessibility in education. In her spare time, Jessi enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and photography.

Selected Publications:

Anderson, J. & Ferro, M. (2020). Building-Level Teacher-Experts as a Professional Development Support for a Multiple Access Point Strategy During Distance Learning. In Ferdig, R.E., Baumgartner, E., Hartshorne, R., Kaplan-Rakowski, R. & Mouza, C., Teaching, Technology, and Teacher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Anderson, J. K. (2020). Perspectives of Elementary Teachers Implementing Blended Learning While Participating in Virtual Coaching.

Professional Service and Outreach:

  • Montana Science Teachers Association (President, President-Elect, Earth Science Representative), 2014-2020
  • Montana State Teachers of the Year (Communications Officer), 2017-2020
  • White House State-Federal STEM Summit, Montana Representative, 2018
  • NEA Global Fellow, 2018
  • Voya STEM Fellow, 2017-2020
  • MSP-LEAD Mentor, 2016-2018
  • #MTedchat moderator, 2013-present