Jessica Tena : The Innovator
Jessica Tena holds a Master’s in Education. She is currently working with K-12 schools throughout the United States as an Educational Consultant to implement Common Core in professional development, coaching, and instructional design. Prior to working as an Educational Consultant she was named 2013-14 District Teacher of the Year for High School in San Diego Unified School District where she taught English in Title 1 schools for over a decade. She also works as an anti-bias education facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego. She supports K-12 schools in creating inclusive school cultures, anti-bullying programming, and building student leadership capacity. This work has led her to serve on the National Teacher Advisory Committee for the Anti-Defamation League. She recently finished her certification to become a Freedom Writer Teacher through the Freedom Writers Foundation with Erin Gruwell in Long Beach, California.