Jennifer Adams

Executive Committee, Karanga
Editor-in-Chief, Knowledgehook Signature Leadership


Jennifer has recently completed an eight-year term as the Director of Education for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board in Ontario Canada, serving a diverse student population of 73,000 across 150 elementary and secondary schools. She is a former superintendent of curriculum, elementary school principal, and French teacher. Jennifer earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Toronto/OISE, Canada.

Jennifer has served as the Chair of the Informal Advisory Group for the OECD Study on Social and Emotional Skills and is currently on the Executive Committee for Karanga: The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills. She is the Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Ottawa. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Knowledgehook Signature Leadership Series. Jennifer is the founder and CEO of Educating Leaders, a consulting company specializing in education, future skills, and senior leadership/talent development.