Jane entered her first school as a kindergartener at PS 3 Q. and has been in school ever since! She has taught all the elementary grades, has worked as a licensed teacher of Art, worked as an Assistant Principal, and as a Principal. She is currently a coach with NYC Leadership Academy.
She has a BA from Queens College and a Masters degree from NYU in speech pathology and linguistics. She also did graduate work at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She participated in the Bank Street Leadership Program and was one of fifteen school administrators selected to participate in the U.S. Educators Program in Japan.
As Principal of PS 82 Q., she faced the challenge of meeting the needs of students in a high poverty area, many of whom were second language students. With a dedicated staff, she guided the school to exemplary academic growth. The school received several awards, most notably the New York State Pathfinder Award for Academic Improvement. PS 82 Q. was one of only ten schools in New York State selected for this award.