An educator, entrepreneur, optimist, and achievement accelerator… and most important, a proud mom, Dr. Jea inspires individuals to build brilliance in their lives; to live with confidence, compassion, and courage.
An educator, entrepreneur, optimist, and achievement accelerator, … and most important, a proud mom, Dr. Jea inspires individuals to build brilliance in their lives; to live with confidence, compassion, and courage. From the joy-filled walls of the classroom, Dr. Jea began upleveling her success and influence across the globe. Leading the way as an edupreneur, Dr. Jea founded downtown Denver’s first elementary school. She later served the Colorado Department of Higher Education and Colorado Department of Education incubating innovation in educator preparation under the leadership of the Lieutenant Governor. Her experiences have provided her with opportunities to advise the White House and Gates Foundation. Eager to explore the industries our children will enter after graduation, Dr. Jea identified IT as the best place to discover the skills and dispositions our children will need to succeed in the 21st century. She currently uses her creative and scholarly talents to train leaders and high performers across the globe in upleveling their success.
Dr. Jea completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Educational Administration and Policy at the University of Denver. Her doctoral research focused on leading in a culture of innovation and change. Additionally, she has completed the Get Smart Schools Fellowship to catapult leaders to achieve excellence. Dr. Jea earned her M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado, M.A. in Teaching and Teacher Education from the University of Arizona, and B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. Dr. Jea has also served as an instructor at CU Denver teaching the following courses: Psychology of Gifted, Talented, and Creative Children; Research in Schools; Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods; Human Learning; Children's Thinking; Social Psychology of Learning; and Advanced Psychological Foundations.
Through her work, Dr. Jea inspires individuals to adopt high performance habits, practice self-leadership, and become architects of lives that transcend the ordinary.
I AM COURAGEOUS. I AM CONFIDENT. I AM BUILDING BRILLIANCE.