I was named after my grandmother, Jesse. My mom thought about calling me Jessica but feared it would be too popular. As a woman born in the late 70s - Jennifer was definitely not a unique name.
So, to keep up with my A-Z theme, I thought I would pay homage some of the Jens in my professional life!
- Jennifer Casa-Todd, or JCT as I affectionately call her, is the author of Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership. It is a wonderful book about the importance of digical citizenship and encouraging students to not only be responsible digitally, but also to encourage them to be leaders online. She is an amazing educator and friend. (She is also the other half of #CDNJens.)
- Jennie Magiera and I first met, albeit briefly at ISTE2016, and then connected again in Washington DC when she was a #WDC17 coach. She shared her story about not letting the dragons get you down - and our cohort still talks about it.
- Jennifer Gonzalez - is the author of the Cult of Pedagogy blog and podcast. I have yet to meet this Jen but I do feel like I know her as I listen to her podcast religiously. Covering a variety of topics and with her soothing voice, The Cult of Pedagogy is a great resource for teachers of all subject areas and levels of experience.
- Jen Apgar and I met at ISTE in June but knew each other from Twitter before that. She is passionate, inquisitive, and a genuinely friendly person. We have brief but great convos when we see each other and it is always a treat to run into her at conferences.