Senior Policy Associate
Jenny Taylor joined the Achieve staff in November 2011 and currently serves as Senior Policy Associate for the Policy & Practice team. In this role, Jenny supports multiple initiatives including the annual 50-state report on states’ progress in adopting and implementing the college- and career-ready agenda, the Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP) Collaborative and the development of the Next Generation Science Standards. She also provides research and analysis support for state policy efforts in aligning standards, graduation requirements, assessments, data, and accountability systems with the demands of college and careers. A Delaware native, Jenny holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Education from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania where she focused on issues of diversity in education. She also earned her master’s in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
Why are you passionate about education?
“Education is power, but it is most powerful when high expectations are set for all. Education opens doors and leads down new paths, but too frequently success is determined by the quality of the education a student receives. As someone fortunate enough to be taught by dedicated educators who challenged me and supported me, and who were not only passionate about what they taught, but also about the power of education, I show up every day to ensure all children can say the same.”