Jamie Hardt, Youth Transition Specialist
Hello! My name is Jamie Hardt and I am very excited to join the Independence Inc. team as the new Youth Transition Specialist.
I moved to North Dakota two years ago from Attleboro, Massachusetts. After some cultural adjusting, I am happy to be living in the growing city of Minot, North Dakota and comfortably feel at home.
I earned my BFA degree in Art Education from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. During my practicum I had the opportunity to teach art to students with intellectual disabilities. I instantly knew I wanted to continue working in the disability field after this wonderful experience. Prior to joining Independence Inc., I worked at the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University on the Adult Student Transition Education Program (A-STEP) which provides transition and postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities. I am thrilled to be part of the Independence team and look forward to using my skills and creativity to help teach youth to make successful transitions into adulthood!