Senior Director of Education Programs
Jennifer began her career at the Foundation as an Instruction Specialist in 2004. Prior to joining the Foundation team, she served as a School Juvenile Probation Officer assigned to the Apache Junction middle schools under the School Safety Program. Jennifer Castro is currently the Senior Director of Education Programs and provides direction for the Foundation’s civic and law related trainings, program implementation into schools, and technical assistance to Arizona educators. She began direct oversight of the Law Related Education Academy 10 years ago and has re-designed the professional development process to meet the changing requirements of the School Safety Program. She works closely with the Arizona Department of Education to assist officers assigned to schools as they implement their Law Related Education Programs as well as local and national funders to implement civic education. Jennifer received her B.S. at Arizona State University and her Master’s from Grand Canyon University. She enjoys spending her free time with her 3 beautiful children who keep her busy with their energy, wit, and enthusiasm for trying new things.