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Welcome to MindUteach! We're all about sharing learning & leadership through human connection, research-based practices and collaboration and we love sprinkling a little fun along the way!
My name is Aja Jackson, and I'm passionate about [transformative] learning! I began my career and love for service as an out-of-school-time practitioner for a Boston-based non-profit/public health institution. Working with youth and local community leaders inspired me to want to step into the classroom, although it required some pushing. 😅
I'm proud to exclaim that I've been been in the "classroom" for over 25 years!
After obtaining my Master's degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy (Individualized) from Harvard Graduate School of Education, I was called to teach middle school social studies. Being a founding teacher at an innovative pilot school in an underserved community was such a profound experience for me. I learned with an exceptional and diverse cohort of colleagues. I developed such skills as curriculum development (project-based learning), innovation through technology based learning at a time when 1:1 laptops in classrooms weren't the norm and a collaborative leadership methodology as I was trained through through the "small school movement" era, the best time to be a novice teacher! Many understand that good teachers become leaders very quickly. Thus, my school principal, at the time, recognized my leadership potential, even when I didn't. She gently provided space and opportunities for leadership growth as a teacher, mentor and instructional coach.
Because of my dynamic on-the-job leadership training and growing passion for facilitating learning, I transitioned to becoming a District Instructional Coach, University [Adjunct] Professor & teacher leadership coach.
Throughout my career, I have expanded my vision and approach for re-imagining education. However, some of my core values remain:
At MindUteach, we believe in asking the engaging questions: "What if?" & "What are the implications for my practice?" Taking an inquiry stance not only expands thinking but doing so, leads to transformative outcomes "for the culture".
When I'm not busy empowering others, and being a lead learner, I enjoy the phenomena of motherhood, traveling the world, to explore new cultures, and as a "foodie", I have a passion for cooking and eating. I am an avid lover of the arts, especially music!
Join Aja and the MindUteach community today, and let's embark on a transformative journey together. From cultivating your leadership skills to nurturing your personal growth, we're here to support you every step of the way.
Remember, personal growth doesn't have to be all serious business! Fun is always infused in the process. So, buckle up, embrace the adventure, and let's create a life that's filled with growth, joy, and plenty of laughter and good vibes along the way!