Head of Digital Education, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Jake has been part of the wonderful world of Further Education for the last 15 years, coming late to the teaching party she was always destined to attend! She has navigated her way through a range of roles, collecting experience, ideas and a deep-rooted love of FE along the way. Starting as a support worker and progressing through other roles - lecturer, professional development officer, part of the teacher development team ' has led her to her current role as Head of Digital Education at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College. She is an integral part of a highly successful and innovative team responsible for building the digital capabilities of staff and students. Through the impactful design and delivery of strategic approaches, SGS College is a sector leader in terms of the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning and providing all stakeholders with the necessary 21st century future-proofing digital skills. Jake has presented a number of webinars on behalf of Microsoft, the ETF and JISC and was recently part of a panel of experts presenting at Digifest. She is a long standing MIEE within a long-standing Microsoft Showcase College and always enthusiastically shares her knowledge with colleagues from other educational institutions.