Dear REF Friends:
I am thrilled to share the news that the Ravenswood Education Foundation (REF) has selected Jenna Wachtel Pronovost as our new Executive Director.
Jenna has spent 12 years in education and is passionate about reforming education so that all students have equal opportunity to learn and thrive. After receiving a B.A. in English Literature at Stanford, Jenna attended the Stanford Teacher Education Program focusing extensively on English language development, students with identified special needs, and building equitable classrooms.
She has been a classroom teacher both in Ravenswood and Palo Alto. In both districts she was a leader in reading recovery, literacy intervention, and teacher training. She is excellent at developing programs to meet the diverse needs of students.
Currently, Jenna is a Senior Director at the New Teacher Center, where she collaborates with and supervises a team of 15 educators to provide professional development to teachers, coaches, and school leaders around quality early learning teaching practices.
Jenna brings extensive work experience in education, top notch interpersonal skills, and dedication to the Ravenswood students and community. Her experience and insight will give a fresh perspective to REF and the district during an exciting time of growth and transition. The REF Board and I are delighted to welcome Jenna as our new Executive Director. Renu is committed to ensuring a smooth transition over the summer and will remain on the board.
I'm deeply grateful for your continued support of REF. It is because of partners like you that REF continues to grow and greatly enhance the lives of students.
President, REF Board