Jennifer Forsberg '06

Jennifer ForsbergIn 2001, Jennifer Forsberg began teaching at the Bank Street School for Children as a 6th grade Math and Science teacher. Not long after, she entered Bank Street’s Leadership for Educational Change program because she felt it was only natural to further her career and education at the institution she had grown so fond of.

“Many of my colleagues went through the graduate program for teaching,” Jennifer recalls, “and I knew there was no better choice for me.”

Jennifer began her education at Bank Street simply hoping to gain skills and experience to become a public school building leader. But what she ultimately learned during her time at Bank Street was that her experiences there—participating in research with Graduate School faculty, coordinating a national conference—actually helped her to broaden her horizons in pursuing different types of career opportunities.

Now, Jennifer is the Assistant Director of Technology in the Ossining Union Free School District. On a daily basis she is surrounded by technology as it relates to mobile learning, instruction, data, assessment, curriculum, professional development and communications.

“I believe that technology touches education in every way and everyone has a hand in ensuring that children are safe and effective users of the Internet,” she says, adding, “I enjoy helping to shape the policies in Ossining and working with other administrators to foster the best environment for students as it relates to technology.”

In the past year, the Office of Technology launched a variety of social media tools, email communication and an Ossining District app. “My Bank Street education definitely factors in [to this],” Jennifer states, “My ‘out of the box’ thinking and confidence to collaborate and initiate new ideas was fostered by my Bank Street education.”

Read: Jennifer's work developing Internet safety curriculum, at the Ossining CrotonOnHudson Patch

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