About Personal Development: In her column on ‘Personal Development’, eSchool News Columnist Jennifer Abrams focuses on tangible takeaways; tools and teachings that all those working in schools can use to develop their leadership.
Abrams’ columns will feature strategies and resources that will help all educators be more capable and productive in their roles, collaborating with the others in their workplaces, and them find their voices, whether it be on their teams, in their school systems, or in the wider field of education.
About the Columnist: Formerly a high school English teacher and a new teacher coach, Jennifer Abrams is currently a communications consultant who works with educators and others on new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations and creating identity safe workplaces.
Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicating, Collaborating & Creating Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked – the Whos, the Whens and the What Ifs. Her upcoming book is tentatively titled Swimming in the Deep End: Leadership Skills for Aspiring and Emerging Leaders.
Jennifer was one of the “18 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know” featured in the blog ‘Finding Common Ground’’from Education Week and has also been awarded the International Educational Entrepreneur Award by the International Academy for Educational Entrepreneurs. More on Jennifer’s work can be found at her website, www.jenniferabrams.com, and she can also be found on Twitter @jenniferabrams.