Social Studies enthusiast, Jodi Denton, M.Ed., serves as one of lead4ward’s content leaders. Utilizing the experiences of her 20+ years of service in education, Jodi empowers teachers, instructional support teams and administrators 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 and leaders in developing and implementing innovative instructional practices.


Jodi epitomizes the dedication and innovation that lead4ward is known for and is proud to have been on the team since 2011. Prior to, Jodi served as a Social Studies Specialist at Education Service Center Region 13, a Teaching American History Grant Manager in South Carolina, and a secondary classroom teacher. In 2022, the Texas State Bar Association awarded Jodi the Honorary Leon Jaworski Award for Teaching Excellence in Law Focused Education. Additionally, she has been published in The Teacher Educator, has authored online courses, and regularly presents at Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association (TSSSA) conferences.