Univeristy of San Diego
Curriculum and Instruction
Jennifer Harris Edstrom, recently graduated with her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Education Sciences, having earned her B.A. from Wellesley College. As a graduate student she was a graduate research fellow to Joi Spencer, Ph.D. and was awarded the Department of Learning and Teaching's Award of Distinction for her thesis entitled, "Inquiry to Identity: An examination of Lesson and Learning Study as a tool for increasing professionalism." She is also the founder and principal consultant of Edstrom Educational Consulting. Prior to this work, she has worked in the public school systems in Needham, Massachusetts, South Brunswick, New Jersey and Glencoe, Illinois. She has extensive experience in the educational publishing industry and has overseen content development of high-stakes testing programs and curriculum at all grade-levels and in all subject areas. In her role as principal consultant at Edstrom Educational Consulting, Ms. Edstrom has acted as an advisor in the best practices of curriculum and assessment, as well as authored curriculum and assessment materials of the highest quality with attention to specifications. She has instructed educators in both small and large-group settings with a focus on all aspects of curriculum and assessment, from testing best practices, types of assessment and creation of rubrics. Ms. Edstrom recently began supervising emerging teachers who are studying at University of San Diego. Her research interests focus on instructional reform, professional development, educational technology and inquiry-based instructional strategies.