We are so excited to introduce our Lead Author! Jennifer Jones is a ‘Teacher of the Year’ from Atlanta Public Schools. As a member of Teach for America, she began her teaching career at an inner-city elementary school. She taught kindergarten, first, fourth, and fifth grades. Upon obtaining her Master of Arts in Education, Mrs. Jones transitioned out of the classroom to become a national educational consultant.
As a consultant for a National Education Company, she provided professional
development trainings to schools and districts throughout the country. In this role, she assisted educators in identifying gaps in their curriculum and offered
solutions to support their existing programs. Jennifer hosted workshops at
national conferences, where she coached educators on a broad spectrum of
topics. Using the latest research, her workshops offered practical methods for
differentiating instruction and assessing student progress in formal and informal
Jennifer also worked as an instructional coach in the DeKalb County School
District and coached teachers on how to effectively implement research-based
instructional strategies. She observed teachers and provided constructive
feedback on the types of instructional adjustments and best practices needed to
advance student achievement.
Jennifer relocated to New York City as an assistant principal in one of the top
performing charter schools in the area. Her focus was moving teacher practice by observing, coaching, and modeling. She led weekly professional development sessions on best practices and classroom management as well as increasing student achievement in strategy-focused math, independent reading, and effective writing. Her greatest joys stemmed from relationships she maintained with students and their families along with the transformative successes she
Currently, Jennifer is the team lead of online learning for an education firm that
supports adult learners enrolled in salary advancement and graduate
professional development courses. Jennifer also develops Project Evaluation Analyses, which summarize the successes and challenges of a full implementation including: data-based engagement, impact results, short and long-term milestones, and overall learner satisfaction.
Jennifer is an enthusiastic leader with a passion for equal education. She has the
keen ability to combine research-based practices with easy-to-implement
strategies for educators, children, and families to obtain the highest achievement
rates. We are so excited to have her as a part of the team!