Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.

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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. Dr. Rankin has a Ph.D. in Education featuring a specialization in School Improvement Leadership. Dr. Rankin is an award-winning educator with experience as a K-12 teacher, teacher on special assignment, assistant principal / school administrator, 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 on an ongoing basis 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). Dr. Rankin writes for such publications as Psychology TodayEdSurge, Education Week, Educational Leadership, Mensa Bulletin and other magazines and journals. She is an active member of Mensa 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). Details on Dr. Rankin's specific accomplishments follow in her CV (below).


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