Senior Education Policy Analyst
Jessica Poiner joined the Thomas B. Fordham Institute in 2014 as an education policy analyst. Prior to joining the Fordham team, she was a Teach For America corps member who worked as a high school English teacher in Memphis, Tennessee. She writes regularly for Fordham’s blog, the Ohio Gadfly Daily, on topics like teacher policy, educational innovation, school accountability, education-to-workforce pathways, and school choice, including public charter schools and private school choice. A native of Ohio, Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace University.