Meet Dr. Jackie Eldridge

Inspiring mindful leaders

ackie Eldridge, Ed.D., is an experienced teacher, teacher educator, administrator, speaker and coach who is passionate about inspiring and empowering leaders who are mindful agents for change. Her work in education, leadership and personal development is grounded in her belief that everyone can make a difference in the world when they are able to tap into their own understanding of self and others. Jackie believes that every individual has the potential to touch lives through mindful leadership. Jackie’s doctoral research on the ethics of care demonstrates her core value of the importance of caring connections in all of life’s relationships.

When not leading Wren workshops. Jackie is a Lecturer in the Master of Teaching Program at the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

She has been widely published in a variety of magazines, academic journals, papers and books, including chapters and articles related to mindful leadership, such as “Searching for Meaning: Reflections on Meaningful Professional Development.” She has been honoured with the Dean’s Award of Excellence in 2010 from the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Jackie received her Coaches and Leadership Certification from the Coaches Training Institute in 2011 and has led Instructional Intelligence and Professional Development workshops across North America and abroad. Most recently, she was part of the Good Global Citizenship Think Tank, a combined initiative of Wilfrid Laurier and the University of Waterloo.

This work led to the publication of “Educating Future Teachers through the Lens of an Equity and Diversity Course” in The World is my Classroom: International Learning and Canadian Higher Education.