Barbara Jenkins

Barbara Jenkins


Orange County Public Schools

Dr. Barbara Jenkins has been dedicated to serving the needs of students for 30 years. She was named superintendent for Orange County Public Schools in 2012. Under Dr. Jenkins' leadership the district won the prestigious 2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education. The district also received the Governor’s Sterling Award in 2014 and 2015 and the Sustained Excellence Award in 2017 for its exemplary performance using research-based best practices in its business. In 2017 Dr. Jenkins was named the Florida Superintendent of the Year and one of four finalists for the national title. The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents named her Hispanic-Serving School District Superintendent of the Year and the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education named her CTE Superintendent of the Year. Deeply engaged in the community Dr. Jenkins has served on the boards of Advent Health Orlando Economic Partnership United Arts of Central Florida Central Florida Regional Commission on Homelessness and the Orange County Youth Mental Health Commission. Recognized for her commitment and influence she has been named one of the 10 most powerful people in Central Florida on multiple occasions

Monday, April 4, 2022

3:00 pm
3:40 pm

Cutting Edge Innovation in K-12

Harbor H, Level 2

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