Jane comes to Transcend with 15 years of experience in classrooms, school leadership, and rethinking school models to personalize learning.  She began her career as a teacher-in-residence at an innovative private middle school, and then broadened her experience teaching in a charter school serving low income students.  In her school leadership roles, she acted as a lead teacher and ran both a service-learning and early college program. Prior to working at Transcend, Jane spent four years building and leading the consulting team at Education Elements, a personalized learning consulting firm, where she had the pleasure of partnering with some of the earliest innovators around blended and personalized learning.  Jane has also worked at NewSchools Venture Fund and the Federal Department of Education, on Race to the Top.  Jane has an Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Education and Bachelor's degree in History from Stanford University.  Jane lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area where she can be found chasing after her two young children, exploring the area’s hiking trails, and finding new restaurants.