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Jane Dimyan Ehrenfeld
Educator, mom, lawyer, writer. Out to change the face of education from a system that prizes compliance to one that prizes engagement.
Jane is Executive Director at Center for Inspired Teaching. Inspired Teaching is an organization working to change school from a place that prizes compliance to a place that promotes engagement. Jane came to Inspired Teaching after serving as an attorney with the Office for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education. Previously, she clerked for The Honorable Judith W. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and served as Deputy Director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy. She received her JD, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar.
Prior to law school Jane taught public school for eight years in Prince George’s County, Maryland and in Boston. She has also published opinion pieces in several major publications, and her classroom served as the inspiration for Jonathan Kozol's book, Letters to a Young Teacher. Jane holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. She lives in Silver Spring, MD, with her husband and three daughters.