296: Building Relationships with Jana Lee

You’ll enjoy this special summer interview series as Jana Lee shares about all the unique hats she’s worn in education and how her journey in education has evolved. Get ready to be empowered as Jana shares how everyone has an X-factor and something unique to bring to the world of education.


*All quotables are from the interviewee 

  • Teachers have it really hard. It doesn’t have to be like that. 

  • Sometimes we forget that there’s so much out there in the impact we can have as educators. 

  • Never underestimate the power of building relationships. 

About Jana:

Jana Lee is the proud founder of New Jersey’s first all-girls, district, public school, she has spent the last 15 years surrounding herself with forward-thinkers in the educational space. As educator, leader, adjunct instructor, literacy specialist, and Executive Director of Jana Lee Consulting, LLC, Jana has gained valuable insight into the significance of collaboration, strategic teacher-leadership, and data-driven approaches for effecting transformative change within classrooms, schools and districts. Jana, who will complete her Doctor of Philosophy in Reading, Language, and Literacy in winter, 2023, continues to be most impressed by the people who work in and support our schools- the ultimate champions of student learning.

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About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.