Jenee Henry Wood
Jenee Henry Wood is Transcend’s Chief Learning Officer. She works to ensure that the organization is continuously improving its efforts to reimagine schooling and share these insights with the world. In this role, she makes use of qualitative and quantitative measures to engage with educators, community partners, and school and systems leaders to shape Transcend’s perspective on the future of learning.
During the challenges of the past two years, Jenee has worked with school communities and developed numerous thought pieces on how educators, students, and parents can meet the moment and rethink school. Her work can be found on the Transcend website in the Roads to Reinvention blog series and through the Conversations with Kids tools and resources. In addition, she has been published in USA Today, Future-Ed The 74 and Edsurge and participated in several podcasts including Education Remade and Learnit.
Prior to joining Transcend, she was the Vice President of Knowledge at Teach For America. Jenee began her career as a teacher in Atlanta Public Schools, where she worked with middle school aged students with learning differences and special needs. In 2011, she was awarded the Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Jenee studied economics and Russian language at Sarah Lawrence and Wadham College, Oxford. While living in the United Kingdom, she also served as a cellist in the Oxford University Orchestra and is a life member of the Oxford Union debating society. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
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