Jeana Cleaver

Research Analyst
Jeana Cleaver

Always striving to make the complex responsibilities of teachers a little bit simpler and a little more streamlined, in her current role, Jeana provides support to educators in a number of states on compliance monitoring and IEP systems. Jeana’s ability to think strategically and problem solve is often reflected in the management of her assigned tasks.

Jeana has experience in both public and higher education. She taught English at the secondary level in Title I schools working with students of all abilities and ethnicities and numerous cultures. Additionally, she has worked in higher education providing technical assistance and continuing education opportunities for professionals. While working at a state professional development network, Jeana was part of the team that spearheaded and delivered a year-long Behavior Boot Camp for education professionals throughout the state. The training sought to increase knowledge and hone the skills of school staff on competencies including but not limited to: ecological assessments, functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, and function-based interventions.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Jeana is a proud Fightin’ Texas Aggie and dons her Aggie ring whenever she leaves the house. After being awarded her bachelor’s in journalism, she continued her education at Sam Houston State University earning a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction – which is ironic since she has always considered herself a jack of all trades and a master of none.

Jeana is an avid reader and loves spending time outside, and in spite of wrecks and being chased (and sometimes bitten) by dogs, her outdoor activity of choice is riding a bicycle – both trails and streets will do. She also has a knack for baking goodies but tends to give them away – much to the satisfaction of her sweet-toothed family and friends.

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