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Lynette Tannis

Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Dr. Lynette N. Tannis began her education career more than two decades ago and has served in myriad capacities in traditional and charter school settings, including classroom teacher, literacy coordinator, school/district administrator, intern superintendent, and education consultant. She is the author of Educating Incarcerated Youth: Exploring the Impact of Relationships, Expectations, Resources and Accountability (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and is recognized as a juvenile justice education expert. In addition to the course she teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Educating Incarcerated Youth: Practice, Research, and Policy, Tannis conducts research for HGSE's Partnership for Just Educators. Her work as an adjunct lecturer, researcher, and independent education consultant focuses on ensuring all children — free or incarcerated — receive the free high-quality public education they deserve. Dr. Tannis holds both an Ed.D. (2013) and a M.A. in Education Policy and Management (2010) from Harvard University, a M.A. in Educational Administration from Kean University (2003), and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Greensboro College (1995).

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