Jen Cort's Professional Background

Jen Cort's career blends her experience as a clinical social worker and educator.  Her educational administrative experiences are as an assistant head of lower school, head of a middle school and senior administrator.  Jen's therapy background includes serving as a counselor in lower, middle and upper schools as well as private practice.  Jen went into consulting after seeing a need for supporting schools to live out their missions regarding diversity and inclusion such that students can be seen and heard while learning to be visible and use their voices in productive ways.  

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2014 -Present Founder Jen Cort Educational Consulting- see gallery for details 

 

Head of Middle School, Sandy Spring Friends School

  • Curriculum Development

  • Diversity Program

  • Supervised Staff

  • Engaged in Community Outreach

  • Contributed to reaccreditation process

  • Created parallel programs

  • Participated in committees:

Advisory, Administrative Council, Governance, Traditions, Health and Wellness, Prevention             Steering Committee, Student Support Services, Student Resource Team, E-values, Diversity (all school and divisional), Learning Differences Working Group, Gifted and Talented Working Group, Quakerism, Community and Spiritual Life.

 

Director of Student Support Services, Sandy Spring Friends School 2004-2010

  • Oversaw counselors, nurses and learning specialists PreK-12

  • Developed programs

  • Wrote curriculum

 

Cort Counseling Services, 2000-2010

  • Curriculum Development Consultant for grades PreK-8

  • Clinical Supervisor

  • Professional and curriculum development

  • Consultant to Friendship Camp

 

Counselor Sidwell Friends School, 1994-2000

  • Clinical support for students

  • Oversaw advisory curriculum and programmatic development

Education

Education and Certification

  • Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work, The Catholic University of America 1993

  • Bachelors Degree of Arts with concentration in Clinical Social Work, The Catholic University of America 1991

  • Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker, Maryland, in good standing since 1993

  • Continuing Education

 

Jen embraces professional development and has sought continuing education in the areas of Leadership, Principals, and Diversity. As a clinical social worker, it is her pleasure to be required to maintain 20 continuing education credits per year.

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