BookNook Appoints Education Officer Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs to Board of Directors
“As a rapidly growing social enterprise, we are very fortunate to have Verjeana on our board,” said Michel lombardo, founder and CEO of BookNook. “Through her experience as a school board member and executive of the NSBA, Verjeana has a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities facing school districts today.”
Verjeana mccotter-jacobs is a bold and transformative leader with over 30 years of experience as a strong advocate in the legal, educational and public safety fields. Having held many leadership positions, she listens to diverse audiences, respects the importance of cultural competence and has a strong appreciation for the value of cross-sector collaborations within communities.
In her current role as Director of Transformation for the National School Boards Association (NSBA), Verjeana leads the organization’s member services, as well as equity, equality and social justice efforts. She was also president, of prince georges County Education Council; President, Maryland Association school boards; and President, National Council of Urban paintings education, leading key efforts in legislation, capital improvement and education reform.
Verjeana is a 23-year-old Corrections Department professional, who retired to the rank of lieutenant colonel and was an assistant professor at the college. University of Maryland, University College (UMUC), where she taught in a variety of disciplines including criminology / criminal justice, juvenile justice, race and crime, and a host of other legal and behavioral science subjects.
Founded in 2016, BookNook is an evidence-based, synchronous e-learning platform that strives to ensure equitable access to rigorous and engaging education through technological innovation. A complete turnkey solution that provides much-needed online support and tutoring for students, BookNook has rapidly grown to partner with hundreds of schools, school districts and nonprofits in 35 states. , receiving national recognition for its impact on students’ reading ability and unique action-based pricing model. For more information visit booknooklearning.com.
SOURCE BookNook Learning