Podcast: Take Notes with Jen Rafferty

January 11, 2024

In this podcast, Jennifer speaks with Jen Rafferty about empowering educators through effective communication and dealing with hard conversations.


On Season 3 of the Take Notes podcast, you get to give yourself a permission slip to disrupt the status quo, reclaim your agency, and step into a world where you get to make yourself the priority in order to show up as your best-self. Host Jen Rafferty is a former music teacher, Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, mom of 2, and founder of Empowered Educator, and she’s been where you are.

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Jennifer Abrams

About Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer has been recognized as one of "21 Women All K-12 Educators Need to Know" by Education Week's 'Finding Common Ground' blog. She considers herself a "voice coach," helping others learn how to best use their voices – be it collaborating on a team, facilitating a group, coaching a colleague, supervising an employee and being an all around better human being in all types of interactions.

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    “Jennifer has so squarely hit the mark with our teacher-leaders that she is one of the few presenters that they are always requesting when professional development is the question. Here at the University of Chicago, this acclaim and recognition does not come easily! Jennifer has a way of presenting information that gets quickly to the heart of the matter. Her ability to read the true needs of the group, regardless of the original focus, has made her a favorite among the faculty here at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.”

    Jason Lopez, Associate Director, Educational Programs
    University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL