We proudly welcome Jennie Magiera—the Global Head of Education Impact at Google—to Saga Education’s national governing board. She is the bestselling author of “Courageous Edventures,” and the founder and president of the nonprofit Our Voice Alliance (whose mission is to elevate marginalized voices and perspectives to improve equity and empathy in education). Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer for the Des Plaines School District, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, and a Chicago Public Schools teacher. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator and TEDx Speaker, Jennie works to improve education globally. Jennie is also passionate about transforming professional learning, having served on the Technical Working Group for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan, co-founding PLAYDATE and other conferences.
"We are deeply honored to have Jennie Magiera join our board. Her expertise and vision will help accelerate Saga’s mission,” says Saga CEO Alan Safran. "Jennie has a demonstrated track record and commitment to establishing equitable learning opportunities for youth, which is grounded in her experience as a teacher. She knows firsthand the power of caring relationships and is joining at a perfect time as Saga develops cutting-edge technological tools through the lens of relationship-centric design. This approach aims to expand Saga's reach, impact, and scale of high-impact tutoring."