Laurel P. Jackson HOMEPAGE

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ABOUT

So, if you ask me where I come from, I would invite you over for a tea along with a slice of freshly baked cake and take you on a journey.

I spent my childhood and young adult years between Jamaica, the United States, Namibia, Tanzania and Sierra Leone.  I’ve also lived in the UK, France, Spain, Canada and I’ve spent more than two thirds of my life in Germany.  I started off my career as a concert pianist performing around the globe. But after a few years, I developed a passion for education, quit my career, and  set out to understand the what and why behind education. This questioning led me to  complete a Masters degree in International and Comparative Education at Oxford University, an MPhill at Cambridge University and a PhD at the Institute of Education at the University of London.

 

I’ve spent the past 15 years working as an advisor and consultant for Multilateral institutions, schools and NGOs with a focus on educational reform, early childhood education  and global citizenship. As a social entrepreneur, I’ve created social ventures to empower children and women, from a traveling art gallery, social bakery to schools and creative summer camps. As a writer, I believe in the transformative power of stories to touch hearts, open minds and connect worlds and firmly believe that if every single human being understood how inextricably linked we all are to each other and to our planet, the world would be even more beautiful! 

In each of us there is a little of all of us. C. Lichtenberg

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