Jennifer Chidsey Named Ross President and Chief Academic Officer

Ross_Jennifer_Chidsey_1516 Earlier this week, Ross Institute announced that Jennifer L. Chidsey has been named President of Ross Institute and Chief Academic Officer of Ross School and Institute. Jennifer has been a key leader at Ross since 2000. In her expanded role, she will oversee the organization and its continued development of the Ross Learning System (RLS), professional development for educators, innovative educational programming, and development of a deeper focus on sustainability throughout the Ross curriculum and institution.

“Jennifer has been instrumental in establishing Ross as a leader in education curriculum and practices that incorporate unique programs, multiple disciplines, and global experiences,” said Courtney Sale Ross, founder of Ross School and Ross Institute. “Her leadership will help enable Ross to continue to innovate and offer the best global education possible to prepare our children for the future.”

Ross Learning System is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum for grades pre-kindergarten to 12. Recent innovations to RLS include a new RLS Sustainability Thread to help prepare students to address the social and environmental realities they face; the Ross Spiral Interactive, an intricate infographic that visualizes the Ross curriculum; and RLS Project Circles, an interactive tool that enables students to assess the sustainability of a specific location or environment. All three are available online for free to students and teachers worldwide.

“I work with an extraordinary team of experts and educators, and it is my privilege to be part of delivering a global curriculum and experience to enable students and their teachers to thrive in an increasingly complex and interconnected world,” Jennifer said.