IAEE’s 2015 Educational Entrepreneur: Jennifer B. Abrams
April 26, 2016
Read about why Jennifer was selected as the International Academy for Educational Entrepreneurship (IAEE) educational entrepreneur for 2015.
Each year the International Academy for Educational Entrepreneurship (IAEE) names an educational entrepreneur who best exemplifies the ideals of IAEE in investing time, energy, and capital to create, develop, and market programs, products, services, and/or technologies designed to enhance and improve education while simultaneously working with schools and colleges to insure the learning, practical application and appreciation of the skills and values of the entrepreneur by students they serve. Jennifer Abrams IAEE proudly announces the 2015 selection for the Educational Entrepreneur of the Year Award is Jennifer B. Abrams, an international educational and communications consultant to public and independent schools, hospitals, universities and non-profits. Jennifer trains and coaches teachers, administrators, nurses, hospital personnel on new employees support, supervision, being generationally savvy, having hard conversations and effective collaboration skills.
In her educational consulting work, Jennifer has presented at annual conferences such as Learning Forward, ASCD, NASSP, NAESP, AMLE, ISACS and the New Teachers Center’s annual Symposium, as well as the Teachers’ and Principals’ Centers for International School Leadership. Jennifer’s communications consulting in the health care sector includes training and coaching at the Community Hospital at the Monterey Peninsula and Stanford Hospitals and Clinics.
About Jennifer Abrams
Jennifer Abrams considers herself a "voice coach," helping others learn how to best use their voices – be it collaborating on a team, presenting in front of an audience, coaching a colleague and supervising an employee. Jennifer holds a Master's degree in Education from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree in English from Tufts University. She lives in Palo Alto, California. Jennifer's latest book is Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives. Her previous publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicating, Collaborating & Creating Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked – the Whos, the Whens and the What Ifs. She has also created a Corwin Press e-course by the same name.
Work with Jennifer
Praise for Jennifer
“Our school’s work with Jennifer Abrams has sown the seeds of stronger communication skills among the adults in the building. This has only served to strengthen the integrity of communication between staff and students as well. We’ve added her language to our expectations: honest, humane, and growth-producing conversations occur regularly.”