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Public Education Discussion Panel Series

Janellen Duffy

Janellen Duffy is a New Jersey native and Bucknell University graduate. She worked in DC for the early part of her career on social policy issues. She then moved with her husband back to the Garden State to earn a master’s in public affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. After graduating from Princeton, she returned to DC to participate in the Presidential Management Fellowship, serving at the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Mrs. Duffy then returned again to New Jersey to serve as Governor Corzine’s education policy advisor and later his director of policy. She then spent nearly three years at the Newark Charter School Fund working to improve the number of high-quality public school options for all of Newark’s students and foster collaboration between charter schools and the district. Now Ms. Duffy is serving as the founding executive director of JerseyCAN. JerseyCAN: The New Jersey Campaign for Achievement Now is a nonprofit organization that advocates for a high-quality education for all New Jersey kids, regardless of their address.


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