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Episode 53: The Empowered Educator with Jen Rafferty
Episode 538th January 2023 • Leaning into Leadership • Darrin Peppard
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Jen Rafferty is an educator, author, and international public speaker, who started as a middle school music teacher for 15 years in Central New York. She is known for bringing her energy, humor and expertise in her presentations while inspiring educators to stay connected to their "why." Jen is a certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Since its inception, the Empowered Educator has reached teachers and school leaders all over the world. Jen has been featured in Authority Magazine, Medium, Thrive Global, Voyage MIA, and was on the TEDx stage with her talk, Generational Change begins with Empowered Teachers. She is also the host of the podcast Take Notes with Jen Rafferty which is rated in the top 3% of podcasts globally.

Jen's insatiable curiosity continues to make the Empowered Educator programs relevant and reflective of the most up-to-date research in mindset, leadership, and cognitive neuroscience. She is committed to inspiring teachers and school leaders to discover their voice and maintain a healthy longevity throughout their careers.

Here is the YouTube short on Jen's TedX Talk - and the full link

Connect with Jen: Website, FB: @empowerededucatorfacultyroom, YouTube: @empowerededucator and Twitter, TikTok, & Instagram @jenrafferty_ 

Email/contact info: jen@empowerededucator.com

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