Jerome began his academic career at the University of Manitoba in 2008 and over time was asked to take on various leadership roles. Prior to that he spent 16 years in the K-12 education system as a teacher, principal and superintendent in a career that spanned Canada’s “prairie” provinces.
He researches and teaches as part of an interdisciplinary, international “community of inquiry” on topics that explore formal and non-formal teacher preparation and the ethical dimensions of school leadership with a particular focus on how capacity building in the education system can transform a set of seemingly random acts – like teacher hiring - into a just enterprise. His teaching areas include:
Aimed to help school leaders build, communicate and nurture a shared vision for their schools within jurisdictional frameworks that reflect the needs of the community.
A focus for school leaders to develop an understanding of the social, political, socio-economic, legal and cultural contexts of education, and of their place within it. By understanding current contexts they are better able to shape the future.
Designed to highlight the central aspect of hiring, developing and retaining a talented staff to create and nurture a school climate committed to the success and wellbeing of all students.
Human Rights Education
Places an emphasis on education as a human right with an interdisciplinary perspective.