Jennifer Kerrigan, MA TESOL

Transforming School LIFE’s Instructional Coach


Jennifer Kerrigan serves as the School Instructional Coach for the Transforming School LIFE program. In this role, Jennifer works individually with high school teachers in the School District of Philadelphia as they acquire, implement and refine best practices for differentiating instruction to meet the language and literacy needs of their English language learners. Jennifer’s 20 years of experience and broad interests in first and second language acquisition, early literacy vis-à-vis adult literacy teaching and learning, the transfer of literacy skills across languages, and the growth of the teenage brain undergird her work with teachers and students alike. In pursuit of making high school content accessible to all students, Jennifer is deeply committed to partnering with teachers as they make language comprehensible and facilitate literacy development for their English learners.