Jayne Godlewski

Jayne Godlewski has been a career educator for the Department of Education.  During her twenty plus years as a supervisor, she worked in the capacity of both an AP Supervision and AP Administration before becoming a building leader.  Her ability to lead evolved as she served for a period of over twelve years as both a Principal of a large comprehensive high school and a small secondary school whose enrollment included grades six through twelve.  Subsequent to the Principalship, Jayne was chosen to work as a Network Leader and in that capacity supported a complement of high schools that ranged from struggling to high achieving across three boroughs. As a supervisor, Jayne has seized opportunities to extend her supervisory capacity by attending Harvard University as well as annual conferences that were sponsored by the Association of Supervision Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). It should also be noted that she has been a presenter at ASCD. Over the years, she has developed an expertise in the area of teacher teams and in connecting their collaborative work to classroom practices. Jayne also continues to immerse herself in professional learning and has acquired a wealth of resources that link teacher practice to student achievement. Since retiring five years ago, she has worked for ELI as a School Leadership Institute (SLI) Mentor, Leadership Coach for Renewal Principals and Consultant. She, too, has facilitated professional development workshops. In that regard, Jayne has been providing guidance and instructional support both individually and collectively to Assistant Principals and Principals alike with an accent on standards based literacy practices that cultivate academic competence beyond high school.  She is also mindful of the need for supervisors to keep a focus on instruction while balancing their administrative responsibilities in order to promote school effectiveness.