Jennifer Gendel


Jennifer’s professional education experiences range from classroom instruction to leading system-wide initiatives for large and progressive school districts. She has extensive experience in curriculum development, school administration, and graduate-level instruction. Most recently, she has been working for Keshet as the director of the Pritzker Pucker Keshet Inspire Center which supports synagogues, camps, schools and other organizations dedicated to working with individuals with disabilities. Since 2015 the center has partnered to directly provide disability awareness to peers and staff training to over 30 organizations serving more than 15,000 children and adults across the continent and around the globe.  Jennifer earned her B.S. in Special Education from Boston University, her M.A. in Early Childhood Education from National-Louis University, and her Ed. D. in and Leadership and Supervision from Loyola University of Chicago.  She also holds a director of special education endorsement. Jennifer lives in Deerfield, Illinois with her husband, Dave, her four children Nina (18), Reid (14), Evan and Parker (4), and her two rescue dogs, Rufus and Izzy. During her barely significant free time she enjoys traveling, yoga, and tennis.


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