Jacqueline Kennedy is executive director of Teaching and Learning at the Arlington Independent School District in Arlington, Texas. In her 22 years in education, she has served as a teacher, school counselor, assessment coordinator, and district professional learning director. She was Learning Forward’s Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives from 2011-2014, where she managed new and ongoing partnerships between schools, school districts, and state education department and manages special initiatives and contracted staff. She coordinated the use and application of the Standards for Professional Learning, and co-authored the Standards for Professional Learning: Innovation Configuration Maps. She currently serves Learning Forward as a senior consultant and Academy coach. She was previously the Director of Professional Development at Frisco ISD in North Texas.
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Publications & Resources
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The sweet spot in professional learning: When student learning goals and educator performance standards align, everything is possible
When its content integrates student content and educator performance standards, professional learning has the greatest potential to change practices. (Available…Read more.
Advancing the standards: Oh, the places teachers will go
In the classic children’s picture book by Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go, readers are taken on a whimsical…Read more.