English Instructor, High School
Jess Nite is a 2002 Literary Arts Perpich alumnus. She earned her BA in Eastern Religious Studies & Literature from Northern Arizona University, then began working on her MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard College in Vermont. During the required teaching practicum, Jess realized that her heart was meant to be a teacher. She earned her teaching license in Communication Arts and Literature and MA in Educational Leadership from Augsburg College. For nine years, Jess taught IB Design at Anwatin Middle School in Minneapolis while serving on the SEL and Equity teams, and leading Professional Development for IB Educators in Minnesota. Twenty years after she graduated, Jess is finally back home at Perpich, ready to give back to the place that gave so much to her. She is beyond thrilled to help cultivate and raise up the next generation of Perpich students.