As a curriculum coordinator for Wayside Publishing Company, Jen Carson guides teams of authors as they collaboratively develop online and print resources. Her background includes clerking for a federal district court judge, practicing antitrust law, teaching French and Spanish at all levels K-12 including International Baccalaureate® French, and supervising world language teachers in a large school district.
An adjunct faculty member at Old Dominion University, Jen pays it forward by preparing career switchers to join the teaching profession, as she did years ago. Inducted as a Chevalier in the French Order of the Academic Palms in 2018, Jen currently serves the world language field as President of the Virginia Organization of World Language Supervisors (VOWLS) and Immediate Past President of the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NADSFL). She is a co-author of NADSFL’s Principles of Effective World Language Programs and a frequent presenter at national, regional, and state conferences on a variety of topics including proficiency-based grading, technology integration, and authentic resources.