Jen Leban

Online Community Manager

Jen Leban (LEE-bin) is a National Board Certified teacher (EAYA-Young Adult Art) and Online Community Manager for The Art of Education University. Jen lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and son. She has 23+ years of classroom experience teaching grades K-8 in fine arts, technology, and library/makerspace classes. Jen also has several years of experience as an instructional technology coach. Jen is a 2020 Illinois State Teacher of the Year Finalist, a Google Certified Innovator and Coach, Adobe Innovator, Apple Learning Coach, and a children’s book illustrator. In 2023, she earned her ISTE Certified Educator designation. Jen earned her BA in Arts Education with honors from Elmhurst College and completed her MA in Educational Leadership through St. Xavier University.

Outside of the classroom, Jen is a retired roller derby skater who coaches her local junior roller derby league, Halloween enthusiast, dog lover, video gamer, and avid coffee drinker.