Jessica Cochran was born and raised in Fort Belknap, Montana, and is a member of the Assiniboine Tribe of Fort Belknap. She and her fiancé, Elias, have 4 children together. Gracie, Taliyah, Elias, and Harper. They are all enrolled members of the Fort Belknap Tribe. Elias and Harper are LINKS attendees. Some of her favorite past times are: running, reading, crafting, camping with family, drinking coffee with her grandma, and spending time with her kids.
Jessica has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from MSU-Billings which she earned in May of 2016. She then went on the earn her master's degree in Educational Leadership from MSU in December of 2021. She also holds a master's certificate in Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners, which was earned from MSU in June of 2021.
Jessica taught for 5 years at Harlem Elementary and was the assistant principal in the same school for the 2021/22-2022/23 school years. She looks forward to getting to know LINKS students, staff and families, integrating into the Livingston community, and providing leadership and direction to the LINKS for Learning program.