Yvette Jackson, EdD, is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has also been a visiting lecturer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Columbia University, and Stanford University. She is a keynote presenter at national and international education conferences.
As New York City’s executive director of Instruction and Professional Development, she led the creation and implementation of the Comprehensive Education Plan, which maximizes the delivery of all core curriculum and support services in the public schools of New York City. She also designed the New York City Board of Education’s Gifted Programs Framework while serving as director of Gifted Programs.
Jackson works with school district superintendents, administrators, teachers, and students across the United States and internationally to customize and deliver systemic approaches that enable students to demonstrate high intellectual performances. She bases her work on the principles and practices of the Pedagogy of Confidence, which she created to enable educators to accelerate the intellectual development and academic achievement of their students.
Jackson is author of The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools, which received the 2012 Silver Book Award from ForeWord Reviews. She also received the 2012 Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Educators Voice Award for Education Policy/Researcher of the Year.