Empowering students with language-based learning differences
Jennifer Betts, Head of School — Oakton Campus, is an experienced educator and school leader. She has worked for over 30 years in independent and public school education, including 15 years as Lower and Middle School Principal at The Howard School, in Atlanta, GA, a school for children with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences. Most recently, Jennifer was Head of K-12 at The New School in Fayetteville, AR, where she oversaw the growth of the high school to its first graduating class, coordinated school accreditation, and expanded programs in STEAM and the arts. She holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Wells College with a major in Political Philosophy and a Minor in Education. She has also completed programs for certification in school leadership (GA) and coaching (NY).
Why I Work At Siena: Teaching and learning are my passion. Finding a school like Siena that puts self-discovery, self-advocacy, and neuroscience at the heart of students’ experience feels like I won the lottery!