Jess Jones is an accomplished educational consultant, facilitator, and former high school English teacher recognized for their expertise in LGBTQ+ equity and gender-affirming practices within K-12 schools and higher education. They have served as an LGBTQ+ advocate for over a decade in multiple capacities. Following their classroom tenure, Jess served as the Education Liaison at a prominent pediatric transgender center in St. Louis, MO. Today, as the founder and director of Jess Jones Education & Consulting, they draw upon their professional journey and lived experiences as a queer and transgender individual to lead schools in creating gender-affirming environments for students, staff, and families. Jess’s comprehensive approach, the Gender-Affirming Schools Model, has proven highly effective in helping districts achieve equitable outcomes for transgender students.
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