Jennifer Adams

Executive Committee Member, Karanga: The Global Alliance for SEL and Life Skills, Canada

Jennifer has recently completed an eight-year term as the director of education for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board in Ontario, Canada, serving a diverse student population of 73,000 across 150 elementary and secondary schools. Jennifer has served as the chair of the Advisory Committee for the OECD Study on Social and Emotional Skills and is on the Executive Committee for Karanga: The Global Alliance for SEL and Life Skills. She is the founder and CEO of Educating Leaders, a consulting company specializing in education, future skills, and leadership/talent development. She is a former superintendent of curriculum, elementary school principal, and French teacher. Throughout her career, Jennifer has been recognized as a leader in curriculum planning and instructional practice. She is committed to working with communities to strengthen public education. She has been invited to speak at a variety of international conferences, sharing her experience of leading education system improvements by putting academic research into policy and practice. Jennifer earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Toronto/OISE, Canada.


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