BIO (CV Introduction)
Award-winning educator Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin teaches the PostDoc Masterclass at University of Cambridge, England (as lecturer) once per year and spends the rest of her time living in Laguna Beach, California writing books relating to data, education, teacher burnout, gifted education, and sharing one's research and expertise with the world. She has a Ph.D. in Education featuring a specialization in School Improvement Leadership. Dr. Rankin has served as an award-winning K-12 teacher, teacher on special assignment, assistant principal / school administrator, school district administrator, and chief education & research officer.
Dr. Rankin's radio appearances include education broadcasts and National Public Radio (NPR). She presents her research findings and expertise regularly. Dr. Rankin has delivered 172 speeches/presentations at 53 different venues in 7 countries, for organizations like the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and U.S. Department of Education, and she frequently presents internationally (e.g., her TED Talk at TEDxTUM).
In addition to her 10 books, Dr. Rankin's 6 papers and 97 articles have appeared in 32 different publications, including Psychology Today, EdSurge, Education Week, Educational Leadership, Mensa Bulletin and other magazines and journals.Dr. Rankin is an active member of Mensa (volunteering as assistant coordinator of Orange County Mensa's Gifted Youth Program) and many educational organizations, and she serves on multiple advisory boards and panels.
Dr. Rankin’s many honors include winning Teacher of the Year and being honored multiple times by the U.S. White House for her contributions to education (for example, the U.S. flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol Building in honor of Dr. Rankin and her dedication to students). Details on Dr. Rankin's specific accomplishments follow in her CV (below).
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