Jacob facilitates school and system improvement initiatives in the Northwest region. Prior to coming to Education Northwest, Jacob served as a manager/director for research/technical assistance projects at The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at the University of Texas at Austin. In this role he collaborated with a diverse group of federal, state, and district educational professionals, including staff at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, to implement a legislatively mandated literacy and teacher improvement initiative. He also worked on implementation of the Texas Education Agency’s federal Striving Readers grant and served as assistant director of the George W. Bush Institute’s Middle School Matters program. Jacob earned his Master of Education at Murray State University–Kentucky and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas.
“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” —Elbert Hubbard