Jennifer Cheatham, Ed.D.

Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Public Education Leadership Project - Harvard GSE

Jennifer Cheatham is a distinguished education leader who brings a passionate commitment to racial equity and culturally responsive teaching, as well as dedication to continuous improvement and emergent learning aimed at results.

Before assuming her posts at Harvard, Dr. Cheatham served for six and half years as the superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District. Prior to that role, Jennifer was the chief of instruction and a chief area officer in Chicago Public Schools. Partners was fortunate to have her as a district partnership director immediately prior to her move to Chicago.