Social Studies enthusiast, Jodi Denton, M.Ed., serves as one of lead4ward’s content specialists. Jodi works with teachers and instructional support teams to meet the increasingly complex requirements for student success. She recognizes the challenges and sense of urgency regarding Social Studies and uses her diverse knowledge, high energy, and fresh approach to support teachers in developing and implementing innovative instructional and assessment practices.

Prior to joining the lead4ward team, Jodi has served as the Social Studies Specialist at Education Service Center Region 13; a Teaching American History Grant Manager in Charleston, South Carolina; and a secondary classroom teacher. Additionally, she has been published in The Teacher Educator, has authored online courses for Educational Options, Inc. and Educational Service Center Region 13, and has presented as the keynote speaker for the Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association (TSSSA) conference in 2013.