Jennifer teaches in the Integrated Teaching Through the Arts and literacy programs at Lesley. She teaches The Language of Poetry and The Teaching of Writing K-12. For nearly two decades, Jennifer taught elementary school (grades one through five) and received the honor of Teacher of the Year as a first grade teacher. She is also a former literacy coach and served on the Maine State Literacy Team. As a published author for Shell Education, Teacher Created Materials, and Penguin/Random House, she writes books, articles, and educator guides for teachers. Jennifer has presented for professional organizations including the National Council of Teachers of English and the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.
Jennifer's doctoral research focused on transitional readers, specifically the sociology of families, reading pedagogy, and family and school engagement. She is known for her passion for teaching writing and instilling a love of writing in students of all ages.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Specialization in Language, Reading, and Writing, Lesley University
PhD in Educational Studies, Lesley University