Jane Ngo Wiley
Director of Consulting
Jane is the Director of Consulting at reDesign where she partners with states, districts, and schools to build capacity around learner-centered design, change leadership, and adult development. She is passionate about honoring the strengths and diversity of all brains, dismantling systems that segregate and perpetuate inequities, and building communities where all learners experience rigorous learning and feel belonging, connection, and community.
Jane specializes in professional learning around accessible programming, including universal design for learning and differentiated student supports. Prior to joining reDesign, she worked at the district and school level to identify and remove barriers to learning and improve instructional practice through an inclusive framework. Jane provided tiered levels of coaching and technical assistance around evidence-based research, inclusive best practices, and federal and district guidelines. She launched an early literacy initiative with a cohort of schools, building out a community of learning and practice around early language and literacy and leading to significant gains in the most vulnerable populations. Jane also worked to redesign the instructional rubric to elevate the most high-impact instructional practices and capture the complexity of instructional responsibilities. As a special education teacher, Jane has taught across the continuum of settings, steadily working to maximize student ownership of learning, co-create responsive learning environments, and move all students towards higher levels of understanding.
Jane’s work at the Aspen Institute included rethinking human capital in K-12 Education to identify better ways to recruit, support, develop and advance teaching excellence and school leadership. She supported network convenings of policymakers, practitioners and researchers to dialogue across differences, examine evidence, and share innovation to drive improvements in public education.
Jane holds a dual degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia, where she achieved the Commonwealth award for her thesis: “’Armies of Compassion: The Institutional Framework of Volunteerism.” She received her Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a committed wife, dog parent, and mother of three human children who lovingly provide her with near-constant opportunities to practice grace, humility, and good humor under pressure.