Jennifer Esswein

Jennifer worked in science education with pre- and inservice teachers for more than 10 years before she became interested in education policy. She earned her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in quantitative education, which led her to work with district and school accountability at the state level.

She enjoys "making numbers talk" and helping others build capacity for data use.

Education is ever evolving, and I am inspired by working with, learning from, and empowering others to understand the power of data to help students reach their potential.

Senior Leader – SEA Services

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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.