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Janice Jackson

Senior Advisor, Equity and Inclusion

Janice Jackson, Ed.D., is an independent education consultant with a focus on leadership and organizational change in public schools and districts, equity strategies, teaching and learning, teachers’ and principals’ professional identity, and reflective judgment of principals and teachers. Prior to her current role she was a Senior Associate with the National Equity Project. She was the Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Dr. Jackson served as the Deputy Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools. She has worked in several academic institutions in a variety of capacities: including the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a lecturer, and a senior associate for the Executive Leadership Program which worked with district and state superintendents and their teams to help bring high quality teaching and learning to scale. Dr. Jackson was an  Assistant Professor in Lynch School of Education and an adjunct professor in the Leadership for Change Program in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. During the first term of the Clinton Administration she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Jackson has held several positions with the Milwaukee Public Schools in Wisconsin including Coordinator of School-based Management. Human Relations Coordinator and personnel analyst. She has also worked with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as the Director of the Office for Black Catholics and an elementary school teacher.