Award-winning educator Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin has a Ph.D. in Education featuring a specialization in School Improvement Leadership.

This page features Dr. Rankin's:

Credentials & Degrees


2018   The Science of Well-Being (Yale University)

2016   Statistical Learning (Stanford University)

  • Completed April 14, 2016 “with Distinction”

  • Stanford University (Online), Stanford Ÿ 650-723-2300 Ÿ

  • Attended January 12, 2016 to April 14, 2016

  • Within Humanities and Sciences Department


  • This is an introductory-level course in supervised learning, with a focus on regression and classification methods (using R).

  • The “with distinction” completion required a score of 90 or more of the 100 points attainable.

2013   Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education

  • Completed September 13, 2013

  • Northcentral University, Prescott Valley Ÿ 866-776-0331 Ÿ

  • Attended February 1, 2009 to September 13, 2013; Doctoral Candidacy February 20, 2012; successfully completed oral defense September 13, 2013

  • Specialization: School Improvement Leadership

  • 4.0 GPA

  • Dissertation (published by ProQuest) and Study Focus: “over-the-counter” data, an approach to improving educators' data analysis accuracy by embedding analysis guidance within the data system and its reports (much like over-the-counter medication communicates usage guidelines, risks/warnings, etc. through comprehensive labeling and supports)

2010   Administrative Services Credential (Clear Credential)

  • Preliminary Credential Issued August 31, 2007; Clear Credential Issued June 21, 2010; Expiration for Renewal November 1, 2018

  • University of California, Irvine Ÿ 949-824-5011 Ÿ

  • Attended June 1, 2008 to October 31, 2008

  • 4.0 GPA

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Document #: 101178717

  • Obtained Tier I of credential through School Leaders Licensure Assessment (92%, and finished Tier II of credential (clearing credential) through UCI (4.0 GPA), which culminated in a summer in Chiang Mai, Thailand, through UCI’s Leadership Innovation International Program for School Leaders

2008   Single Subject Teaching Credential in English (Clear Credential) and Cross-Cultural Language & Academic Development (CLAD) Certification

  • Teaching Permit Issued June 13, 2000; Preliminary Credential Issued October 15, 2003; Clear Credential Issued October 29, 2008; Expiration for Renewal November 1, 2018

  • National University, Costa Mesa Ÿ 858-642-8000 Ÿ

  • Attended August 28, 2000 to June 3, 2008

  • 4.0 GPA

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Document #: 081103735

  • Units for a Masters were also obtained and applied elsewhere toward a Ph.D.

  • Obtained credential through NCU courses and California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) for NCLB Compliancy in English (passing all 5 subtests simultaneously on 1st try) May 17, 2003, and cleared credential through NCU courses

1994   Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Art Studio

  • Attended January 1, 1991 to December 1, 1994

  • University of California, Santa Barbara Ÿ 805-893-8000 Ÿ

  • Degree completed within UCSB’s College of Letters and Science

  • 3.11 GPA

  • Also studied Communications at UCSB, but minors were not officially offered to students who enrolled in 1990

  • Education largely paid for by art scholarships (with the requirement that an art degree was consistently pursued) and academic scholarships

Certifications & Assessments


  • 2018 Elsevier Researcher Academy Author Workshop Certificate of Completion

  • 2014 Mensa Admissions Test (SRA Pictorial Reasoning Test); passed in top 2%

  • 2009 California English Language Development Test (CELDT) Trainer of Trainers Certificate of Completion; May 27, 2009

  • 2008 Educational Leadership: International Leadership Certificate (Leadership Innovation); July 30, 2008

  • 2007 Administrative Services Credential (Clear Credential), August 31, 2007 (Preliminary) and June 21, 2010 (Clear)

  • 2007 School Leaders Licensure Assessment; passed with score of 184, 92%, on 1st try; June 9, 2007

  • 2003 Single Subject Teaching Credential in English (Clear Credential); October 15, 2003 (Preliminary) and October 29, 2008 (Clear)

  • 2003 Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certification; October 15, 2003

  • 2003 California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) for NCLB Compliancy in English; passed all 5 subtests simultaneously on 1st try; May 17, 2003

  • 2001 Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Certification (2001 AVID San Diego Summer Institute); English/Language Arts 2 (1-M-ENG) emphasis

  • 2001 Developing Capable Young People Facilitator Certification

  • 2001 Power Pacing (Spin Cycling) Instructor Certification (YMCA)

  • 1999 Principals of Health and Fitness Certification (YMCA)

  • 1999 Group Fitness Instructor Certification (YMCA)

  • 1998 Healthy Back Instructor Certification (YMCA)

  • 1997 California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST); earned “Highest Results” status in each category and score of 198 on 1st try; August 9, 1997

  • 1990 Aerobics Instructor Certification (Irvine Valley College); scored 98% on both exams

  • 1985 First Aid Certification (Life Line Emergency Training and American Life and Health Foundation); renewed regularly through 2009

  • 1985 Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care Certification (American Heart Association); renewed regularly through 2009


Technical Proficiencies


Act; Adobe Acrobat Pro; Adobe AfterEffects; Adobe Go Live (and Creative Suite); Adobe Illustrator; Adobe PageMaker; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Photoshop Elements; Adobe Premiere; Adobe Reader; AERIES (SIS); AssessmentMaster (Formerly StandardsMaster); Basecamp; Blackboard; Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate/Wimba); Blackboard Connect; Compass Learning; DataDirector; Edmodo; Educator's Assessment Data Management System (EADMS); EduSoft; Get Satisfaction; Google Calendar, Docs, Forms, Etc.; GoToMeeting; GradeCam; Haiku; Holt Test Generators; Illuminate Activate; Illuminate Data and Assessment Management System; Illuminate ItemBank; Illuminate Special Education System; Illuminate Student Information System (SIS); IntelAssess; iPhone apps; iReport; iTunes; JasperSoft; Key Data Systems INSPECT; Longitudinal Assessment Reporting System (LARS); MailChimp; McDougall Littel Test Generators; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft FrontPage; Microsoft Image Composer; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft PowerPoint; Microsoft Word; Multiple Measures Online Assessment Reporting System (MMARS); ParSCORE/Scantron; Plato; Reflections (SIS); Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader; Sassy (SIS); SquareSpace; SchoolCity SchoolCharts; ScreenSteps (Blue Mango Learning Systems); Skype; Sugar SE; SurveyMonkey; TeleParent; Trac; Various custom programs; Various distance learning interfaces (e.g., Drawbridge); Various research engines and library databases (e.g., ERIC, ProQuest, etc.); Various staff portal apps; Various web apps (e.g., Dropbox); Vidyo; Windows Live Movie Maker; Zangle (SIS); ZenDesk

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