About Me

I teach kindergartners in a suburban, public, Title I school. I love my job.

You can contact me at jenorr at gmail dot com.


National Board Certified Teacher – middle childhood generalist, 2002, renewed 2012

Teacher Consultant with the Northern Virginia Writing Project

MA in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia, 2005

Clinical Faculty with George Mason University (host intern pre-service teachers)

Participated in ASCD’s Whole Child Symposium on Teacher Leadership, Fall 2014

Published Making a Habit of “How Do You Know?” in ASCD’s Education Update, December 2013

On ASCD’s Whole Child Podcast, Early Childhood Education: Balancing Expectations and What Young Learners Really Need2013

ASCD Emerging Leader, 2013

Published A Picture is Worth 100 Math Ideas, coauthored with Jennifer Suh, in Teaching Children Mathematics, March 2013

Winner of ISTE’s Kay L. Bitter Vision Award for Excellence in Technology-Based PK-2 Education, 2012

Published Raising Our Teacher Voices: A Call for a New Generation of Leadership, 2015

Wrote for teachinghistory.org (examples: on VoiceThreadintegrating historyteaching Thanksgiving, and teaching about heroes)

Published Reader Responsiveness 2.0, coauthored with Monica Mohr, in Educational Leadership, March 2009

Your Classroom is Not Your iPhone for ASCD Express, January 2016

Ready for Kindergarten at Fredericksburg Parent and Family, March 2016

Contributed to Larry Ferlazzo’s Education Week blog: Seeing Families as ‘Co-Creators’ of Our Schools

Posts written for Nerdy Book Club:
Top Ten Books to Encourage Discussions around Social Justice
Nerdy In So Many Ways
Supporting Pre-Nerdy Readers
 Bedtime Reading at School


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  1. Jen, I read your recent blog on student talk and linked to your book. I’m writing to see if you would be interested in joining me on a podcast on this topic. You can find samples of my podcasts here. Happy to arrange a short chat to answer your questions, outline and schedule a recording. Thank you for considering.

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