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Jenifer Fox, M-Ed is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Your Child’s Strengths and the award-winning, groundbreaking strengths-based curriculum, The Affinities Program®.
With 25 years of experience as a teacher and an administrator in a wide variety of pre-collegiate settings, public and independent schools, day and boarding schools, religiously affiliated, single-sex and special needs schools, international and American schools, Jenifer Fox has set out to lead The Strengths Movement in Schools, an international educational movement aimed at transforming the K-12 system from one that focuses on the deficits and weaknesses of children to one that celebrates strengths.
A struggling student in high school, Jenifer overcame her challenges through devoting her energies to discovering her strengths. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and two masters degrees: an MA from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English and an M-Ed from Harvard University. Ms. Fox has written numerous articles and presented workshops throughout the country on the topic of school reform, teaching struggling students, parenting, and building on strengths to realize human potential. Jenifer’s experience as an actor and a writer make her an engaging and compelling storyteller and speaker. Born and raised in Milwaukee,Wisconsin, Jenifer has lived and worked in Denver, CO, Oakland, CA, Izmir, Turkey, Nairobi, Kenya, Bradenton, FL and in the New York metropolitan area. As an independent school leader, Jenifer has built a reputation as a “turn around” head who leverages the existing positive aspects of an organization to move it from a struggling, weakened position to one where it is thriving both culturally and financially on its strengths.
Jenifer lives in New Jersey with her husband and two dogs.