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.

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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.

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About Jennifer Abrams

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.

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A thousand things are unspoken, implicit, buried in our educational lives. The invisibility of issues enforces the ineffective status quo. Change–personal, educational, institutional–requires that we speak OUT LOUD about what we know and believe. Jennifer Abrams brings decades of experience and years of training across the world to this usually overlooked essential act of finding our effective voice about what matters around learning.

Eric Booth, renowned art educator and author of Tending the Perennials: The Art and Spirit of a Personal Religion and The Everyday Work of Art: Awakening the Extraordinary in Your Daily Life