Angela M. Jack, Ph.D., serves as an Implementation Specialist for the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She provides support for the use of implementation and improvement sciences methods and tools in delivering technical assistance and capacity-building support to state, regional, and local education agencies.
She has extensive multi-level leadership experience in the field of education. Her experiences include lead teacher, school administrator, regional education improvement consultant, and coordinator of professional learning for a statewide field team. Prior to joining NIRN, she served as Project Director, where she led the regional learning partnership in implementation and improvement sciences with teams in regional education service agencies in Michigan.
Throughout her experiences, Dr. Jack has led and participated in teams specializing in continuous improvement plans focused on organizational and systems change to realize improved outcomes across communities. She has partnered with school, district, regional, and state-level teams to provide training, technical assistance, and coaching support. Dr. Jack gained a national perspective while serving as a presenter at various national conferences geared toward leadership development and school improvement. Dr. Jack’s wide range of experiences has allowed her to leverage networks to advance communities in their development.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from Wayne State University; M.A. in curriculum and instruction from University of Detroit Mercy; B.A. in political science from Grambling State University.
EXPERTISE: Implementation science; Organizational and systems change; Leadership development; Continuous improvement