Jennifer Chidsey (TEA Designee), Associate Commissioner of Organizational Development at the Texas Education Agency, is responsible for leading the agency’s cross-divisional strategic planning process and coordinating efforts to ensure performance goals and milestones are reached in an effort to improve student outcomes statewide. She oversees the TEA divisions of Alignment and Delivery, Human Resources, and Research and Analysis, and leads TEA’s work with the 20 Regional Education Service Centers across the state. Beginning her career as a secondary science teacher, Chidsey brings over 30 years of experience in K-16 education. Immediate prior to joining TEA, Chidsey was the managing director of learning and impact at The Holdsworth Center, a non-profit supporting leaders in public education in Texas. Before her time at Holdsworth, she was president and chief academic officer of Ross Institute, where she led the pre-K to grade 12 lab school and all institute professional development. While at Ross Institute, she also held the roles of chief operating officer and co-director of Ross Institute Sweden. Chidsey previously served as director of data services and curriculum for the Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network and director of K–12 Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She has taught elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and graduate students in public, public charter, independent school, and university settings. Chidsey holds a bachelor’s degree in education and social policy from Northwestern University, a certificate of advanced study in educational leadership at the University of Pennsylvania, a certificate in critical and creative thinking from the University of Massachusetts, and has completed graduate work in science education emphasizing teacher preparation, informal science learning, and geoscience education at the University of Iowa. She is currently completing her doctoral degree at the University of Southern California.