ASCD Presenter Bio
Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, president of Curriculum Designers, Inc., has served as an education consultant to thousands of schools nationally and internationally. She works with schools and districts on issues and practices pertaining to curriculum reform, assessment analysis, and strategic planning. She is the author of Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Design and Implementation, Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K–12, and Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping.
She has served as an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, from 1981 to the present. She has worked with the College Board, NBC Sunday Today Show, PBS Teacherline, the Discovery Channel, Children’s Television Workshop, CBS National Sunrise Semester, ASCD, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the New York City Ballet Education Department at Lincoln Center, the Peace Corps, the National School Conference Institute, the Disney Company, Prentice-Hall Publishing, the Near East School Association, the East Asian Council of Overseas Schools, The Tri-Association of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, the International Baccalaureate, the European Council of International Schools, and state education departments. She has been interviewed and featured in the New York Times, Educational Leadership, Child Magazine, a Sunburst Communications video on successful middle schools, Microsoft Education, NASSP’s High School, and National Public Radio’s "Talk of the Nation."
Her doctoral work was completed at Columbia University’s Teachers College in 1981 where she earned a national Graduate Leadership Fellowship from the United States Office of Education. Her master’s degree is from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her undergraduate studies were at the University of Utah.