Jennifer Adams

Director of Education, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Canada

Jennifer Adams has been director of education at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board since 2011. In her role, she leads a district with a diverse population of 73,000 students and 10,000 employees across 150 elementary and secondary schools and administrative sites. Throughout her career, Jennifer has been recognized as a leader in curriculum planning and instructional practice. She has a keen interest in educational research and uses research to inform and support educational programs and practice. She is committed to working with the community to strengthen public education. A sought-after speaker, she has been invited to present at a number of international conferences. She is currently the chair of the Advisory Committee for the Study of Social Emotional Skills in Cities with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Jennifer earned a Doctor of Education degree from OISE/University of Toronto, Canada.


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