Jennifer was working in schools prior to convocating with her B.Ed from the University of Alberta in 2004. Always a learner, Jennifer has readily engaged in opportunities to build her capacity as an instructional leader, successfully completing her M.Ed. in Educational Studies (Leadership and School Improvement) from the University of Alberta in 2010.
In her time with Northern Gateway Public Schools, Jennifer was a successful secondary Mathematics and Science teacher which led to the opportunity to be a Numeracy facilitator as part of Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI). Bringing her skills from the classroom to the jurisdiction, Jennifer pursued the BUILDING Leadership Development Program and spent time in the role of Learning Coach. Jennifer obtained the position of Learning Services Coordinator in 2013, where her portfolio included, but was not limited to:
- Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship
- Assessment and Reporting
- Collaborative Response Model
- Software Research – Acquisition and Implementation.
Jennifer recently expanded her repertoire to include Adjunct Faculty with City University of Seattle in Canada.
The challenges of education in a unique rural context have allowed for a multi-layered and multi-faceted learning, teaching and leadership experience. Jennifer’s experiences have been focused on supporting teachers and administrators in enhancing their instructional and leadership practice while on their journey of ensuring student success.
Jennifer operates from a standpoint of choosing to believe in possibilities, knowing that a thoughtful and intentional plan and subsequent committed action is necessary to achieve goals. Her positivity, patience and generosity allow fellow learners to feel supported in taking risks and achieving success.