Jessica Anderson, the 2016 Montana Teacher of the Year, is a high school science teacher. Over nine years of teaching, her classroom approach evolved from traditional to a self-paced, blended-gamified environment. In 2014, she was chosen nationally as one of eleven BetterLesson Blended Master Teachers. She has also been recognized as a PBS Lead Digital Innovator (top 30), a state finalist for the 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and has received the Gold Star Award for Excellence in Teaching. Jessica also co-founded and facilitates #MTedchat, a participant-driven education chat on Twitter, In the summer of 2016, Jessica joined the team at BetterLesson as a Blended Learning Instructional Coach.