Jenny Jacobs

11 months ago

Jenny Jacobs is currently a doctoral student at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Jenny has focused much of her research and coursework at HGSE on teacher reflection & group inquiry and facilitating discussions among teachers.

Her professional development experience includes one year working as Academic Director of a K-9 bilingual school in Honduras, where she coached relatively inexperienced teachers, including modeling lessons, facilitating group planning and professional development, and observing lessons and giving feedback. Jenny also spent one year in San Salvador, El Salvador where she designed and implemented the first year of a professional development program from K-6th grade teachers which included the first-ever coaching program in the country.

Jenny prepared 30 national-level coaches, and they worked with local universities in introduce the program in 300 schools nationally. Jenny is currently working with Wheelock to supervise undergraduates doing school-based pre-practicum work with K-2 students as part of their training to teach early reading.