Deputy Executive Director of Literacy, New York City’s Department of Education
Jenna Shumsky began her career as a middle school teacher and leader. She earned an MS in School Leadership, with a focus on literacy, from Bankstreet College of Education, and served as a district-level literacy coach and director professional development prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Middle School Quality Initiative – a literacy support office in partnership with over 170 NYC middle grade schools. Today, Jenna is the Deputy Executive Director of Literacy in New York City’s Department of Education.
Department of Education leaders will discuss current efforts to improve literacy assessment, core instruction and intervention practices across primary and secondary schools as well as Dyslexia pilots and programs they are seeking to scale over time.