Board of Directors

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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Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

Things are a lot slower in the summer—for our students, for our educators, and even for… equity advocates. State legislatures and Congress are often winding down or on recess. It can be easy to look at these months as a time to recharge or plan how to approach the school year. Ironically, though, many of … Continue reading Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

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