Student ownership is impossible to develop without teachers. Teachers play a crucial role, if not the most crucial role, in ensuring that students recognize their role in their learning.- Jane Kennedy

Jane began her career over 25 years ago as a self-contained classroom teacher in an inner-city, urban setting with the majority of her students receiving Title I support and free-and-reduced lunch. This initial experience infused Jane with a passion for educational equity that has influenced her subsequent career focus. This focus led her to begin consulting work where she supported adults at all levels in the educational system. This work included supporting all types of districts urban, suburban, and rural as they implemented the latest curriculum, managing a team that worked directly with administrators and teachers, and developing processes that successfully supported the implementation of research-based reforms. As Chief Financial Officer, Jane not only looks after the business aspects of Elevated Achievement Group but also understands educational funding at the federal, state, district, and school level. Her work includes the development and delivery of professional learning support for clients as they begin identifying strengths and gaps in current practice. Her work focuses on improving student learning and understanding the necessary actions of adults in the system to ensure academic success occurs for all students.