As an Implementation Specialist, Jen Dee supports educators in their use of Universal Design for Learning to provide the best learning experiences for a wide variety of students. She coaches teams of educators as they work to bring the principles of UDL to life in their classrooms, schools, and districts.
Prior to joining CAST, she worked as a high school special education teacher and Teach for America corps member in Chalmette, Louisiana. In this role she supported students with a wide variety of learning, social, and emotional differences in their studies of algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus. She also coached a running club at this school, and ran her first half marathon alongside her students through Youth Run NOLA. Additionally, Jen has experience working in preschool programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, programs for dual language learners, and programs for children experiencing homelessness. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys running, spending time with her niece, and watching the Boston Red Sox.
I love witnessing the magic that occurs when groups of students work together to deepen one another’s understanding. This same magic happens in workplaces when people of different backgrounds and with different patterns of thinking come together to creatively solve problems.
Ed.M., Mind, Brain, & Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
B.A., Human Services, The George Washington University