Jenny Kirsch is an English teacher in New York City. She is a frequent participant at professional conferences, where she has presented on topics ranging from student blogging as a writing tool to the role of technology in developing an independent school curriculum. She also frequently provides professional development to educators on Google Apps for Education, including Chrome and Chrome Extensions. In addition to teaching 5th Grade English, Jenny works on developing and implementing writing practices for Grades 5-12 for her school. 

Jenny holds Master’s Degrees in Child Development and Psychology. In October 2012 she was one of 50 educators selected to participate in the Google Teacher Academy, where she joined colleagues from around the world to get hands on experience with Google Apps for Education. She is proud to have been a member of the 2013-2015 cohort of the NYSAIS Emerging Leaders Institute. You can follow her on Twitter (@MsJennyKirsch) or on her blog ( She can be contacted at

  • NCGS Global Forum on Girls' Education, February 2016
  • NYSAIS Workshop Leader, Writing to Wake Up - A Pedagogy of Mindfulness, January 2016
  • NCGS/NYSAIS Educating Girls Conference: Be Well, Lead Well, April 2015
  • NYSAIS Workshop Leader, Using Google Apps in the Classroom, April 2013, February 2014 
  • Google Apps for Education NY/NJ Summit, March 2013 
  • ICG’s But Does It Work? Debating an Independent Curriculum, January 2011
  • NYSAIS Teaching with Technology Conference, May 2009, April 2011, February 2013, May 2014 


  • Staff, NYSAIS Beginning Teachers Institute, 2015
  • Attendee, CARLE Institute, 2015
  • Member, NYSAIS Emerging Leaders Institute, 2015  
  • Attendee, Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking 
  • Attendee, Dana Hall Summer Math Workshop, June 2011
  • Attendee, Responsive Classroom I, June 2011
  • Committee Member, NYSAIS Evaluation Committee, March 2011

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