Jennifer Leban

Instructional Technology Coach, Learning Technology Center
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Brief Bio

Jennifer Leban (she/her) is an LTC Instructional Technology Coach serving the south Cook County region. Jen is passionate about empowering educators every step of the way, helping them not only utilize the educational technology tools available to them, but also harness their full potential to both expand and enhance student engagement. 

In her nearly two decades as a library media specialist and National Board Certified teacher (K-8 and fine arts), Jen has earned a variety of outstanding accolades, including 2020 Illinois State Teacher of the Year finalist, Teach Plus IL Fellow, and 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching finalist. Jen, a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, has also spoken at a variety of national education and technology conferences, including ISTE, AMLE, IDEAcon, and CPS Googlepalooza.

Outside of the classroom, Jen is a retired roller derby skater who coaches her local junior derby league. Jennifer earned her BA in Arts Education with honors from Elmhurst University in Elmhurst, IL and completed her MA in Educational Leadership through St. Xavier University in Chicago, IL.

She can be reached at jleban@ltcillinois.org 

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