Jennifer LeeseCentral York
Dr. Jennifer Leese currently serves as a leader in the Central York School District in York, Pennsylvania as director of special education. Dr. Leese supervises thirty-seven special education teachers grades K-12, psychologists, speech language clinicians and occupation and physical therapists and is responsible for reviewing paperwork and assuring IEP compliance for over six hundred students. Additionally, Dr. Leese serves as the internal coach for the district’s autistic support program. Dr. Leese is an independent educational consultant and coach through the Bureau of Educational Research (BER). She has been a pioneer with educational technology and presents nationally on topics such as using technology to increase student engagement and achievement in students with special needs. Jennifer has also presented at national and local math conferences including the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). She has provided several technology related professional learning opportunities including using technology to increase parent communications, student engagement and teacher productivity. Additionally, Dr. Leese participated in a 2010 pilot study to use iPads in the classroom with K-3 students, examining their effect on increasing student engagement and achievement. In 2008, Jennifer was a Panther Foundation Grant Recipient for Implementing iPods in the Classroom.
"Dr. Lease went above and beyond! She is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on current trends. I had tons of questions and she made sure that all of my questions were answered in a timely manner. If she didn't know an answer she went to her colleagues and reported back. Any district would be lucky to have her on their team."