About Jana

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Jana is a recently retired educator with 27 years of experience in the field of education. She began her career as a Social Studies and English Language Arts teacher at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, KY. She also worked as a social studies/literacy consultant at Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC), where she coordinated three federal Teaching American History grants, provided professional development to schools, and served as an instructional coach in elementary, middle, and high schools.

In addition to working in public schools, Jana also has experience in higher education. She was an Assistant Professor in the School of Teacher Education at Western Kentucky University and helped design and implement a clinical teacher preparation program. Jana has also worked with ACT as a Quality Core English & Social Studies professional development facilitator for teachers throughout the U.S.  

Most recently, she was the Instructional Supervisor for Simpson County Schools in Franklin, KY and worked as a part of a district Teaching and Learning team on assessment, teaching strategies, gifted programs, professional development, and teacher coaching. She is excited about continuing to use these experiences to work with teachers, schools, and school districts as a professional development provider and/or instructional coach. Explore the website for more information on how she can work with your district or school.

Professional Degrees and Certifications:

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, University of Louisville, Area of Emphasis: Curriculum and Instruction

Rank One/M.A.E. – WKU: History Education, Supervisor of Instruction Certification, Gifted Endorsement

B.A. – WKU: Majors in History and English

Jana's Publications

Decoding the Past: Inquiry-Based Lessons in
 U.S. History

Parenting Gifted Children 101: An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs