Fellow Profile

Fellow

Joanne M. Tremblay Jackson

Joanne-M.-Tremblay Jackson

Focus Areas: Risks to Adolescent Health

Hartford Public Schools

Hartford, CT

Fellow

Joanne M. Tremblay Jackson

Joanne started at Hartford Public Schools as a school social worker and now serves as the Director of Student Support Services.  In collaboration with the school district, she leads an effort to develop trauma informed and sensitive practice frameworks for supporting students.  Joanne analyzes and reviews data to assist schools in improving their practices and approaches to address behavior, safety, culture and climate.  She serves as the school district’s representative for the community oversight committee and as a representative on the mayor’s task force on youth violence.   

Hartford Public Schools (HPS) is a system of 46 schools, with over 20,000 students in a high poverty urban district. HPS has a vision that students will graduate ready to transform the world. The mission of the district is to work with families and community to inspire and prepare all students to be successful in and beyond school. HPS is committed to realigning professional development to consider trauma and its effects on students’ ability to learn and feel safe.