Jennifer began her career in education over six years ago as a 4th grade teacher for the Bellevue School District in Bellevue, Washington. She served as a member of her school’s Professional Learning Community (PLC) and district’s Instructional Leadership Team (ILT). In these roles, Jennifer collaborated with teachers & administrators to allocate school resources including people, time, funds, and materials to maximize student success. She facilitated school efforts to support the improvement of teaching and learning with the explicit goal of raising student achievement. During her third year of teaching, Jennifer worked at Microsoft under Talent & Organizational Capability (learning & development). She served as a consultant for Management Excellence (ME) and in this role she created consistent learning objectives for ME course offerings, aligned course objectives with competency models and collaborated with Employee & Leader Development teams to integrate and align models around personal, people, thought, & results leadership. She received her B.A. in Education and M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction, and is National Board Certified Teacher. As a member of SPA NYC 2012, Jennifer looks forward to joining an international cohort of fellow educators to learn, lead, and reflect on our mission as leaders in education. By engaging in the SPA experience she hopes to grow as an individual and expose herself to future professional opportunities where she can influence, impact, and inspire.