George Lucas Educational Foundation

Jennifer Sommerness

Jennifer Sommerness is an educational consultant, teacher and advocate with a background in inclusive education, educational administration, and staff development. She works with teachers, administrators and families to create collaborative school cultures and engaging school experiences for all learners.

Additionally, she has had the opportunity to work with and serve as a research and teaching assistant to her advisor and mentor, Dr. Jennifer York-Barr, at the University of Minnesota. Through this work she has co-authored several articles, a book chapter, curricula, and online class materials on collaboration, co-teaching, teacher leadership, staff development and reflective practice to improve schools.

Areas of Interest: 
inclusive education,
students at risk,
teacher leadership,
collaborative schools,
differentiation of instruction,
students with disabilities