Episode 40: Jen Jackson

The Paper Plate Award

hosted by: Jessica Pfeiffer & Steve Graner

About our guest:

In today’s episode we connect with Jen Jackson, the Principal at AUL Denver. Jen brings so much insightfulness to our discussion and provides concrete examples of what it looks like to change the system to support our teachers. She reminds us how important joy is for learning and why we must have a deep well of grace to be successful. Jen also challenges all of us to move into advocacy, not just for the students we serve, but for all kids. Jennifer Jackson has been in education for 25 years and is currently the principal of AUL Denver. She has taught at the elementary and middle school level and worked in school leadership in Elementary and High school. Ms Jackson has a Masters Degree in Special Education from The George Washington University and has certificates from Harvard, John’s Hopkins, and University of Denver. She helped found the first Innovation School Zone in Denver Public schools. Ms Jackson is committed to disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline.