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Jessica Gordon

Regional Manager, Understood

Jessica Gordon is an Iowa native, a lifelong advocate, and the parent of kids with learning and attention issues. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in political communication, she went on to be the Southeast Iowa field director for Iowans for Sensible Priorities, a group that aimed to bring more federal funds to health care and education programs nationwide. Jessica then moved on to be a constituent advocate in Sen. Tom Harkin’s Davenport office, where she spent almost seven years fighting for Iowans in need.

Recently, she has been the event and marketing coordinator for the Hilltop Campus Village in Davenport, a Main Street Iowa project. Jessica is very lucky to be married to Mark and to be the mom of Aspen, Amelia and Anjuli.

From the policy blog

Experts Weigh In: Lessons on Self-Advocacy & Personalized Learning

Written by NCLD Policy Team | 2 weeks ago

For the past year, we have been exploring how self-advocacy skills and self-determination play a role in personalized learning.  Self-advocacy skills allow students to advocate and communicate their rights and needs. Having self-advocacy skills is one thing that can lead to self-determination: an individual being empowered to actively make choices about their education and their … Continue reading Experts Weigh In: Lessons on Self-Advocacy & Personalized Learning

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