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Jessica Yoder

Indiana Department of Education
Project AWARE Specialist
Jess Yoder received her B.Ed. from Purdue University and worked as an elementary school teacher for six years in Indianapolis. She then received her Masters in Public Health from Indiana University with a focus on Administration. She worked at the Indiana State Department of Health as the Childhood Obesity Program Coordinator, receiving guidance from the CDC and other school health experts around the country to provide assistance to Indiana schools on a variety of school health topics. Jessica now works at the Indiana Department of Education as the Project AWARE Specialist. With funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Jessica supports the agency’s development of resources and professional development to increase mental health services, awareness and, prevention in schools along with social and emotional learning. This project supports implementation in three pilot school districts to solicit insight, data and guidance for statewide implementation.