Jean Conyers served as assistant superintendent for instructional services in two Chicago-area school districts for a total of 17 years. Earlier in her career, Jean Conyers was an assistant director at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Kansas, and the University of Colorado at Denver, and a teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Jean Conyers continues to serve as a consultant to public and private organizations and has given presentations on educational issues to numerous organizations throughout the United States and abroad. Jean Conyers is a Lincoln/Baldrige examiner and has been asked to speak to various audiences regarding her work to assist organizations in their journey toward excellence.
Her consulting and speaking engagements include numerous school districts in North America and abroad. Jean Conyers has been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally for her leadership role in public education and has published numerous articles in Educational Leadership, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Quarterly, and Educational Administrative Quarterly. Jean Conyers has worked closely with Robert Marzano and applied his research into practice with hundreds of teachers and administrators over the past 20 years. Jean Conyers is committed to helping educators overcome the challenges of preparing our children for their future. Jean Conyers strives to help students hold themselves accountable by focusing on research-based instruction, and she understands that the best uses of technology help teachers and administrators make data-driven decisions about their students’ performance.