Jéri Ogden

Director, ASCD Professional Learning Community

Jéri L. Ogden is an educator, writer, and facilitator with a passion for and emphasis on equitable practices and cultural competence. Jéri graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in Communication and Culture. Upon graduation, she spent one year working at DC’s first all-boys public charter school as a substitute teacher and assistant director of the after-school program before her training as a Summer 2010 DC Teaching Fellow. Jéri has taught at both public and charter schools in DC and Houston, as well as an international school in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. During her time in the classroom she served as a Smithsonian Science in Pre-K Educator and a Flamboyan Family Engagement Fellow, completing over 100 home visits and engaged with families from all 8 Wards in DC. She gained her experience teaching Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 3rd-5th grade English Language Arts & Social Studies. Jéri also holds an M.Ed from American University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy.

With over 10 years of progressive teacher leadership, Jéri serves as the Senior Fellow of Educator Engagement at ASCD. She is also a member of the adjunct staff at Trinity Washington University where her courses focus on restorative practices, relationship building in school systems, and empathy. In addition, she is the founder of PURPLE, a consulting firm that provides purposeful, uplifting, and restorative professional learning to organizations and communities.

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