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Deion A. Jordan

Director of Teaching and Learning

Areas of Expertise: instructional coaching; design, implementation and scaling of personalized, competency-based learning; school design support

We must recognize the importance of lifting educators of color as leaders in the re-imagination of schools.

Deion A. Jordan works with learning communities across the country to coach them in redesigning learning structures toward personalized, competency-based learning. He brings experience in rethinking and redesigning educational access and equity by prioritizing mastery-based assessments and community-connected projects that are diverse by design and rooted in place. Through his experiences as a Black student and educator, Deion brings an anti-oppressive lens critical to transforming schools into autonomous learning communities where students are supported to fulfill their full potential.

Previously, Deion worked at Getting Smart where he served as the inaugural educator in residence, offering professional development and school design support, co-developing a comprehensive competency-based student performance framework for the XQ Super School Network, released at the 2022 Carnegie Foundation Summit. Prior to Getting Smart, Deion served as the director of competency-based learning at Crosstown High in Memphis, Tennessee, where he supported all instructional staff to scale personalized, competency-based practices.

Deion enjoys books about and discussions on philosophy, civil debates, jazz music and history, running and spending time with friends.