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Jenna Cramer


Jenna taught in a variety of school districts (Madison Metropolitan, Waunakee, Lodi) as a classroom teacher, ELL teacher, interventionist, reading teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and instructional coach. She is a passionate educator who is committed to supporting teachers, administrators, and students, especially traditionally marginalized groups. Jenna currently serves on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted.

Experience and Interests


  • Associate Lecturer, UW-Stevens Point (2021-present)
  • Instructional/Literacy Coach (6-12), Lodi School District, Lodi, Wis. (2015-22)
  • Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist (9-12), Waunakee School District, Waunakee, Wis. (2012-15)
  • Middle School Teacher (ELA & Science) Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, Wis. (2009-11)
  • Elementary Teacher (ELL & Reading Teacher) Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, Wis. (2009-10)

Research Interests

  • Access and Equity
  • Advanced Learners
  • Disciplinary Literacy
  • Early Literacy
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Literacy Instruction
  • Multilingual Learners


  • Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Teacher
  • Reading Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Gifted and Talented Teacher
  • Gifted and Talented Coordinator


Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin Association of Talented & Gifted, Board of Directors (2022-present)
  • National Association for Gifted Children, Member (2022-present)
  • Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, Member (2011-present)
  • International Literacy Association, Member (2009-present)
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association, Member (2002-present)


Jenna Cramer
Associate Lecturer - School of Education
Coordinator - Gifted and Talented Education


Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Edgewood College, 2016

Administrator License (A001)
Edgewood College, 2013

Gifted and Talented Coordinator License (5013)
UW-Whitewater, 2023

Gifted and Talented Teaching License (1013)
UW-Whitewater, 2022

Reading Specialist License (5017)
Edgewood College, 2013

Reading Teacher License (1316)
Edgewood College, 2012

English as a Second Language License (1395)
Edgewood College, 2009

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Teaching License (1777)
Edgewood College, 2009


EDUC 314 - Nature and Needs of the Gifted
EDUC 386 - Literacy in the Secondary School
EDUC 715 - Application & Analysis of Reading Instruction
EDUC 743 - Teaching Strategic Readers Across All Contents
EDUC 777 - Methods in Elementary and Middle Level Language Arts
EDUC 791 - Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education