Jennifer Nance, Esq. is the Chief Operating Officer and a founding Trustee at The Grayson School. Since its earliest days, she has been privileged to serve in various roles at Grayson, including In-House Counsel, Director of Admissions, and Founding Co-Director.
Ms. Nance has spent most of her professional career advocating for the rights of special education and gifted education students and their families. In her work with AmeriCorps, she supervised and trained members delivering after-school services and civics-based curriculum to more than 600 students across 16 different schools in the Philadelphia area. Ms. Nance has also presented nationally on gifted education, including at the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Convention and the Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Annual Conference. Her recent work includes co-authoring a chapter on legal issues in gifted education in the University of Denver’s Perspectives in Gifted Education: Legal Issues (Vol. 7), as well as a chapter in NAGC’s Guide to State Policies in Gifted Education (2nd ed.). Ms. Nance earned her law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and currently lives in Baltimore.