Jennifer Walker is the 2010 Ohio Teacher of the Year. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2001, and has worked in several roles in education, including fifteen years as a high school English Language Arts, Advanced Placement, and reading teacher, a literacy coach and a curriculum specialist in a large, urban district. Walker spent three years as an Instructional Supervisor with the Mahoning County Educational Service Center in which she served as a liaison for the Ohio Department of Education, and supported middle and high school English Language Arts educators and administrators from twenty-one Ohio school districts.
Walker is passionate about urban educational issues and is currently a Supervisor of School Improvement in a diverse, urban district. In this role, her primary responsibilities are to support educators and administrators, and district and state reforms designed to promote student growth and performance.
Walker is an Ohio Master Teacher and a Teacher Consultant in the National Writing Project, and is currently working on her Educational Doctorate in Administrative Leadership for Teaching and Learning. Among various educational organizations and advisory councils, such as NNSToY, NCTE, and ASCD, Walker is a member of three book clubs and currently has 232 titles in her to-read list.