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Jennifer J. Lesh, Ph.D.

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Jennifer Lesh is an associate professor in the Ross College of Education at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Before becoming a professor at Lynn University, Jennifer worked in the School District of Palm Beach County, where she has held several positions within the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) field. Dr. Lesh has over 20 years of special education practical experience ranging from classroom special education teacher working with students with emotional and behavioral disorders to ESE compliance at the district level, to Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered System of Supports Professional Development Specialist to a high school dean. She is currently the coordinator of the ESE Master’s program and teaches the research and methodology in the doctoral program. Dr. Lesh’s research interests include Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Response to Intervention, Special Education Teacher Retention, and Research Methodology. She has vast experience with cross-cultural teaching as she has taught for Barry University in their Caribbean/Bahamas cohorts as well as in urban K-¬12 settings in Florida, New Jersey, and Chicago. Lesh has presented topics within the special education realm extensively at conferences and professional development workshops at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Jennifer is very active in CEC at the local, state, and national/international level. She has been CEC president at the local and state level, as well as having served in the presidential line at the national/international level.

In addition to CEC, Lesh is also a member of Phi Delta Kappa International, Kappa Delta Pi, Association and Supervision of Curriculum and Development, and American Educational Research Association.

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