- More than a decade of experience in K-12 education, including school and district leadership roles to provide support, services, and professional learning opportunities to schools with programs from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12
- Aptitude for supporting educational technology: purposefully planning for implementing/transitioning systems (including but not limited to PowerSchool, Google, myBlueprint, WeCollab, and Dossier), ensuring ongoing training for all learners, responding to troubleshooting requests, streamlining processes, leveraging shared services, and collaboratively facilitating learning experiences with and for students with a focus on curricular outcomes and digital citizenship
- Member of the CRM Conference Planning Commitee
- Adjunct Instructor with City University of Seattle in Canada in the Master of Education in Leadership Program
- Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
Jennifer Ferguson 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.