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During her tenure at Nightingale, 珍妮花 led new initiatives with vision, 创新, 和结果, including the development of the Nightingale Summer Academy; ongoing work on an eight-day rotational schedule; strategically utilizing new spaces to meld programming with design; and a campaign for global education. She managed strategic internal change, including STEM/STEAM curriculum, design thinking and coding initiatives, and innovative uses of spaces.
珍妮花 taught English for many years at Taft, winning several teaching honors. She was appointed Mid Class Dean, leading 65-75 students each year, followed by being named English Department Head and then Associate Dean of 教师.
A native of Connecticut, 珍妮花 graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor of 艺术 degree in English and a Master of 艺术 degree in English with distinction. She received her doctorate in English from the University of Connecticut, where she graduated with honors.
珍妮花 enjoys welcoming students, 教师, and local residents to her home in the heart of campus, where she lives with her dogs, Copperfield and Brontë. 她有两个儿子. Bryce Rafferty is finishing up his last year of law school at Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Keefe Rafferty is a Lieutenant in the Navy serving at Special Operations Command Pacific in Hawaii.