Dr. Jennifer Board
Dr. Jennifer Board joins NIET as a Senior Specialist with 24 years of experience in education. During her tenure, Jennifer has served students, student athletes, and families of Ascension and East Baton Rouge Parishes as a classroom teacher, Instructional Coach, TAP Master Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. As principal of Duplessis Primary School for the past 7 years, Jennifer leveraged her knowledge and expertise of NIET’s structures to implement the TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancement. Embracing and promoting NIET’s vision, mission, and core values, Jennifer led Duplessis Primary to receive the 2020 NIET Founder’s Award.
Jennifer is a passionate and determined educator who believes in establishing a strong school culture through building relationships, implementing and monitoring classroom best practices, and ensuring student ownership. She is an advocate of leaders who allow themselves to be vulnerable by “rolling up their sleeves and diving into the work alongside teachers.” While in Ascension Parish, Jennifer worked on a variety of district level leadership team initiatives allowing her to share best practices with other schools and district leaders.
Jennifer completed her undergraduate and master’s degree work at Louisiana State University in elementary education while competing as a full scholarship NCAA gymnast. Most recently she earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University.