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Jennifer Ansbach, a National Board Certified Teacher, teaches English at Manchester Township High School. She holds a B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers University in English and American Studies and an M.A.Ed. from Georgian Court College. Currently, she is a doctoral student at Rutgers University-Newark in American Studies, where she was awarded a Presidential Fellowship. She is a past New Jersey Council of Teachers of English (NJCTE) Educator of the Year, a Governor’s Award in Arts Education recipient, and a National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) High School Teacher of Excellence.
Jennifer serves on the board of NJCTE and is past co-vice president, and she currently serves on the board of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN). In addition, Jennifer is both professional development and communications chair for her NJEA local.
Her research and interests are at the intersections of literacy, equity, and social justice. She frequently presents at national and local conferences on topics surrounding student advocacy, equity, and literacy. Her book Take Charge of Your Teaching Evaluation encourages teachers to center their classroom practice on students using a reflective model and to tell the story of their classroom.
A lifelong resident of the New Jersey shore, Jennifer spends her time with her husband often traveling or entertaining their two rescue English springer spaniels, Neville Dogbottom and Luna Lovedog.
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