Jennifer Bessolo

Jennifer Bessolo
  • Professor of the Practice
  • MSE coordinator for the ELPS department

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Jennifer Bessolo, Ed.D., teaches courses in the MSE-Educational Administration Leadership program and the Ed.D. doctoral program. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Kansas and has a background in K12 district and building leadership. Prior to the Professor of Practice position at the University of Kansas, Jennifer served 17 years in public schools roles in multiple roles Kansas and North Carolina including Director of Curriculum, Federal Programs, and Virtual Learning, Middle School and Secondary Director, principal, assistant principal, and teacher. A mentor for the Kansas Educational Leadership Institute, she has coached principals in their first year of service and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Washburn University, Fort Hayes University, and Baker University in prior years. She has served on several Kansas Department of Education state wide committees and has presented at the state and national level on Open Education Resources and Personalized Problem Solving Learning Styles.