Degree: Ed.D., Harvard University, (2013)
Faculty Assistant: Kidus Mezgebu
Lynette N. Tannis began her career as an educator more than two decades ago and has served in myriad capacities in traditional and charter school settings, including classroom teacher, literacy coordinator, school/district administrator, intern superintendent, and education consultant. In 2009, Lynette began researching juvenile justice education, specifically focusing on the necessary support structures to ensure juvenile justice educators are well equipped to provide the students in their care with a high-quality education. Her first book, Educating Incarcerated Youth: Exploring the Impact of Relationships, Expectations, Resources and Accountability, was published by Palgrave Macmillan (2014). Recognized as a national expert, she continues to visit educational programs in juvenile facilities and support juvenile justice educators throughout the United States and abroad. Tannis holds both a Doctor of Education degree (2013) and a Master's of Education Policy and Management degree (2010) from Harvard University, a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Kean University (2003), and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Greensboro College (1995).
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