Jennifer has 13 years of experience in education as an educator, curriculum coach, principal, director and leadership mentor. During her tenure in Florida, Jennifer received a variety of state and national awards, positive press coverage in local media for her school programs and served as a contributor for an education section in a community magazine. In North Carolina, Jennifer serves as the co-chair of the state’s charter support organization, The NC Association of Public Charter Schools and as a trainer for charter school leaders and governing boards. She has presented workshops on Budget/Finance, School Improvement, Facilities and Best Practices at multiple state conferences and regional leadership events. Jennifer has served as an Advanc-Ed team member and conducted a variety of accreditation and renewal site visits in schools to help them develop school improvement plans and navigate the continuous improvement model.
Most recently, Jennifer successfully coordinated an intense school programmatic review in collaboration with DA Davidson to achieve an investment grade rating for Voyager Academy through Moody’s. Voyager Academy is Moody’s first investment grade rated school in North Carolina. Bond proceeds will be used to build Voyager’s new athletic stadium complex.
Jennifer’s teaching experience includes preschool children and Kindergarten through 5th grade all subject areas, and MS substitute teaching. Prior to joining Voyager, Jennifer has served as a founding staff on a K-8 private school conversion, a Principal of a VPK-8 campus that developed a private preschool and a Gifted Program, and a Founding Principal of a K-8 Math and Science Academy. In addition, she has served on numerous state boards and teams that measure quality and assurances in K-12 programs in academics, finance, operations and governance. In addition to teaching, Jennifer has served as an instructional and curricular coach and leader for professional development for numerous schools and has worked with leadership and staff to build their capacity in data driven instruction, effective differentiated instruction, MTSS/RtI, and project-based learning.