Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Yvette Jackson, NUA Chief Executive Officer

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Since Edina began working with the National Urban Alliance, Yvette Jackson has been the organization's Chief Executive Officer. Yvette speaks at most NUA WMEP Large Group Sessions where she not only motivates educators with her passionate belief that all students can achieve, but also she presents her latest findings regarding the strategies that work to engage students and improve their academic performance.

In November 2006, the Knoxville Channel 2 news featured a story on Yvette's presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English conference where she shared her belief that motivated teachers can reverse student underachievement. Yvette's handout from this NCTE Conference presentation is similar to the handout coaches and administrators received at the NUA Summer Academy in Albany, NY in July 2007.

Another video clip of interest can be seen at where Yvette and Robert Price demonstrate the power of Thinking Maps during a cognitive coaching session. features a variety of film clips on Thinking Maps and NUA Consultants, so scrolling down the web page at the link above is necessary. Look for the cognitive coaching Quicktime video link with Yvette's name by it.

Yvette received her doctorate degree from Columbia where she completed research on literacy, gifted education, and the cognitive theories of Reuven Feuerstein. Yvette's full biography can be found on the NUA website.

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