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 Lakeshore Learning Materials, she provided professional development training 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. Mrs. Jones 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 capacities.
Mrs. Jones 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. Mrs. Jones relocated to New York City as an assistant principal in one of the top-performing charter schools. 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 witnessed daily.
Currently, Mrs. Jones is a lead consultant of online learning and curriculum development; supporting training implementations for over 500 adult learners enrolled in salary advancement and graduate programs. Simultaneously, she is the Managing Partner for Edliant, LLC, a leading firm that provides powerful education solutions, dynamic learning content, and professional development in diverse formats. She is the proud founder of Your Child, Our Responsibility® an international program dedicated to strengthening and sustaining parental involvement nationwide.
Jennifer Jones is an enthusiastic leader with a passion for equal education and comprehensive family engagement. 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. Jones works tirelessly to see unique challenges transformed into repeated successes.