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N. Jean Walker

Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice

N. Jean Walker


B.S., Kent State University; Ed.S., Georgia State University; Ph.D., Mercer University


Dr. N. Jean Walker is a visiting assistant professor in the Educational Leadership Department at the Tift College of Education at Mercer University. She teaches as well as coordinates the master’s in educational leadership and educational specialist programs. She has held several leadership roles with Gwinnett County Public Schools. She served as the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, area superintendent/executive director for school improvement, principal and assistant principal.  She also served as an elementary school teacher in DeKalb County and in Warren, Ohio. Upon retiring from Gwinnett County Schools in 2010, she served as the Vice President of United Way of Greater Atlanta until 2013.

Additionally, she is the lead consultant with N. Jean Walker & Associates, LLC. These positions afford her the opportunity to research issues regarding educational leadership, inspire and teach aspiring and practicing leaders to develop their leadership capacity.


P-12 educational leadership and development.