Jen Oliver provides on-site training, support, and in-depth coaching to district and school leaders, teacher leaders, classroom teachers and university faculty.
Jen loves to learn about learning. She is passionate about sharing that love with those with whom she works and supports. Jen believes all students can learn when they are provided with an effective teacher who is equipped with the right skills, knowledge and dispositions.
Prior to her work at NIET, Jen served as the project director for Indiana's $46 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant to strengthen teacher effectiveness and student achievement in high-need schools across the state. She worked closely with district and school leaders as well as policymakers to ensure the success of the grant initiative. Her experience also includes working in state policy advocacy, serving as a student assessment specialist at the Indiana Department of Education and working as a teacher leader and teacher at both the middle school and high school levels.
Jen earned master's and bachelor's degrees from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Indiana State University in education leadership.