Jennie Fennelle

Jennie works collaboratively to build dynamic learning programs at Education Northwest. Inspired by interactive, experiential, and narrative learning, Jennie’s background includes conceptualizing and managing a wide array of blended learning programs for adults and children in many settings and industries. She focuses on identifying what learners care most about and designing engaging, effective learning experiences that align with their interests and needs.

Jennie spent her undergraduate years studying English/journalism at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, then focused on communication studies in the graduate program at the University of Portland. Each year for her own professional development, Jennie participates in workshops on topics such as digital storytelling and short story writing.

In her free time, she curates a small vendor spot in a vintage store, volunteers with Meals on Wheels, and writes short fiction.

“There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” —Edith Wharton

Senior Advisor—Adult Learning and Professional Development

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Blog Posts

Violence in the News Underscores the Importance of Listening to Students


December 22nd, 2016

A few weeks ago, just after the tragedies in Baton Rouge and Dallas, I met informally with some colleagues. Each of us felt a confusing array of pain and numbness. I remember feeling especially unmoored by seemingly endless and totally senseless violence. I told my colleagues about a vulnerable moment I’d experienced recently—something that had really stuck with me in the wake of all the trauma.