Jéri Ogden

Jéri Ogden

Pre-K & Elementary Specialist

Jéri works primarily with the Inspired Teaching Residency, providing classroom-based support to Inspired Teaching Fellows and collaborating with lead teachers and mentors to ensure successful program completion. Jéri graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor’s in Communication and Culture. Upon graduation, she spent one year working at DC’s first all-boys public charter school as a substitute teacher and assistant director of the after-school program. She is a Summer 2010 DC Teaching Fellow and has seven years of classroom experience in public and charter schools in DC and Houston, as well as experience at an international school in Abu Dhabi. During her time in the classroom she served as a Smithsonian Science in Pre-K Educator and a Flamboyan Family Engagement Fellow, completing over 100 home visits and engaged with families from all 8 Wards in DC. She has taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 3rd-5th grade English Language Arts. Jéri also hold a M.Ed from American University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy.

What motivates you?

My family motivates me, but more specifically my grandparents. They were both educators and big supporters of getting an education, so when I think about the work I am doing I often think about the legacy they set in motion.

September Inspired Teaching Institute

Teachers can’t control what happens between the time students wake up and when they arrive at school but they have a lot of control over what happens when students cross the classroom threshold. Participants in this fast-paced, idea-rich Institute will learn 20 different strategies for starting the school day!