Jennifer Axelrod is a Policy Fellow at Chapin Hall. Dr. Axelrod has extensive experience partnering with policymakers, researchers, clinicians, school leaders, and community based organizations. At Chapin Hall, Dr. Axelrod is leveraging her experience in large public systems to work with federal, state, and local agency leadership to best leverage partnerships with private agencies. Dr. Axelrod is also working to support private agencies, both individually and collectively, in the use of data to support continuous quality improvement processes with a focus on improving outcomes for families and children at each developmental stage.
Prior to joining Chapin Hall in the summer of 2014, Dr. Axelrod was most recently the Deputy Commissioner of Youth Services at the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) where she designed and supervised the implementation of the City’s youth services and related funding strategies. Before joining the DFSS, Dr. Axelrod worked for Chicago Public Schools, where she oversaw the implementation of centrally-funded afterschool programming, and helped lead implementation of evidence-based behavioral health strategies and practices and other school improvement initiatives
Dr. Axelrod has a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Georgia, a Master’s of Education in School Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. from Williams College.