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Jenna Ellis

Jenna Ellis is a member of Board of Directors of NCLD and serves on the Development and Innovation Committees. She is a philanthropist, community volunteer and a mother to six children ages 7 through 22.

Jenna currently also serves on the board of Charles Armstrong School. She was instrumental in the founding of the Parents Education Network (PEN) – Silicon Valley in 2012. Most recently, Jenna served as the board chair of PEN – National, Children’s Center Preschool and Palo Alto Preparatory School.

Previously she worked as a CPA for Ernst & Young, LLP serving clients in the financial services industry. She retired in 2003 to spend more time with her growing family.

Jenna received a baccalaureate degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii and a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Mississippi.

Why are you an advocate for individuals with learning disabilities?

“I am a steadfast advocate for individuals with learning disabilities because I believe the educational landscape needs to be transformed into a place where learning diversity is celebrated and appreciated.”

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Intentionality: The Other Digital Divide

When we hear about the digital divide, we often immediately think about mere access to technology and broadband. Undoubtedly, access remains an important concern. According to the 2012 Pew Report “Digital Differences,” only 62 percent of people in households making less than $30,000 a year used the internet, while 90 percent of those making $50,000–74,999 … Continue reading Intentionality: The Other Digital Divide

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