Jennifer G. Asimow is an Associate Professor in the Child Development Program at Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. In addition to coordinating the program, she facilitates the student teaching practicum and supervises students as they work in the field. Before joining the City Colleges, Jennifer was a preschool director, a kindergarten teacher, and a teacher educator in Mali, West Africa during her years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Currently, Jennifer is the secretary of the Illinois Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators and the Chair of the college-wide Assessment Committee at Harold Washington College. In addition, Ms. Asimow writes a daily blog about early learning and math on www.mathathome.org through a generous grant from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and National-Louis University in partnership with UIC.
Ms. Asimow holds an M.Ed in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois-Chicago, a graduate certificate from Penn State in Family Literacy, and a graduate certificate from Loyola University Chicago in Community College Teaching and Learning. Jennifer has served as adjunct clinical faculty at UIC, Loyola University Chicago, Roosevelt University and Northeastern Illinois University.
Recently, Jennifer Asimow has joined the new state of Illinois Early Learning Council’s Higher Education Learning and Professional Development Committee, and is partnering with two local four-year institutions; the University of Illinois-Chicago and Loyola University Chicago, on an Illinois State Board of Education grant focused on articulation. In spring, 2014, Jennifer Asimow was named one of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s alumnae of the year for her work on behalf of children and families in Chicago.