Fellowship Placement: Mass Insight
Education: M.Ed., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education; Ph.D., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Connecticut
Jennie Weiner was a Boston 2010 Education Pioneer Fellow who spent her summer working at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the Office of School Turnaround. Her project was to create a toolkit of exemplary case studies of turnaround schools and develop materials that highlighted specific practices aligned with the state's framework for effective schools. Jennie started her career by teaching middle school and high school in Los Angeles, and worked extensively in curriculum development and student mentoring. Later, as a senior research associate for the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) at Milken Family Foundation, Jennie researched a variety of educational and pedagogical issues for TAP schools. She conducted yearly program reviews at TAP sites, assisted with program development and provided technical assistance to schools. Most recently, Jennie has served as research assistant to Professor Monica Higgins and has published a number of articles on developing productive leadership teams and entrepreneurship in education. Jennie just completed her fourth year as a doctoral student at Harvard Graduate School of Education, focusing on new forms of school leadership and the challenges of implementation. She graduated from Amherst College and has a MEd. in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University.