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Jeff O'Field
Jeff O'Field

Jeff O'Field

National Center for Families Learning

Louisville, KY USA

"Be open to unexpected opportunities."

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Jeff's work combines: Education, Non-Profit Organizations, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Training Specialist

I provide technical assistance for family literacy programs and partners.


Day In The Life Of A Family Engagement Training Specialist

My Day to Day

My days vary. I may be traveling to different school districts or meeting with community partners in other states. My day could be spent preparing for one of those trips. I may be in the office collaborating with colleagues to make sure our trainings are ready to go. I could also be working remotely from home.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Spanish Language and Literature

    Asbury University

  • Graduate Degree

    Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)

    Inter American University of Puerto Rico

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I earned my bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature but wasn’t really sure what to do with my degree.

  • 2.

    I got a job working in a restaurant to pay the bills while I tried to figure out my path.

  • 3.

    I shared about my background in language and my interest in working with people at a coworker’s Halloween party and was connected with the opportunity to teach adult learners.

  • 4.

    I got started in the education field working with adult immigrant and refugee students learning English and participating in a family education program.

  • 5.

    Through that work, I learned a lot about family engagement and how the National Center for Families Learning supports organizations in those efforts.

  • 6.

    I now work as a training specialist for the National Center for Families Learning.