New Tech Network is excited to welcome Jen Benkovitz to the NTN family. In her role as Director of School Leadership, Jen will support all school leaders in the network. In her first blog piece, Jen outlines her goals in her new role.
I recently joined New Tech Network as the Director of School Leadership where I have the privilege of focusing my efforts on providing professional development and personalized coaching support for school leaders throughout our network. Throughout my career in education I have had the opportunity to influence change in various capacities.
My classroom teaching and school leadership experiences have offered me the opportunity to serve various student populations at the elementary and secondary levels in both urban and rural settings. Most recently, I devoted my time to providing coaching, consultation, and professional development for school leaders and leadership teams in order to implement best practices that promote continuous improvement of teaching and learning. This range of experiences, in addition to my graduate level work at UNC-Chapel Hill where I earned my Doctorate in Educational Leadership, has influenced me to persistently view teaching and learning from an equity perspective.
I strongly believe that it is our moral imperative to ensure educational equity and excellence for all students and have learned firsthand that learning improves for all students when adults are provided with time, structure and space for reflective collaboration. I am excited about my new role with NTN and especially look forward to partnering with educational leaders throughout our network to implement the New Tech model and to design learner-centered systems, structures and processes that support and promote continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
I welcome the opportunity to get to know each of you and want to extend an open invitation to connect with me via email, phone or social media. Please consider sharing your feedback, questions or general reflections with me so that I can provide you with ongoing support that is aligned with your needs.
Jen Benkovitz, Ed.D.