Currently living in the metro Atlanta area, Francine Jennings is a native of Richmond, VA. Dr. J, as she is fondly called, has spent more than 25 years in education and training; however, she has also had the opportunity to work semi-professionally as a performing artist within the same timeframe.
Dr. J has traveled extensively taking arts-oriented programs into schools, businesses, nonprofits and faith-based organizations. She has also written and produced in excess of 70 arts-integrated pieces throughout her career, and is most noted for her acclaimed work as Harriet Tubman, for which she received a gubernatorial commendation in 1997.
As an educational consultant, she has traveled extensively delivering self-created arts-integration workshops. A few of the most recent include Creative Movement: Soul Train meets Common Core, At Least He Doesn’t Beat Me: An Exploration of Emotional Abuse through the Arts, Integrating the Arts: Intersection with the Multiple Intelligences, and Exploring Parent- Child Communication through Line Dance.
In her role as national faculty for Lesley University, she teaches Creative Movement, Integrated Arts Approaches, and Seminar and Thesis Project for the master’s program in the division of Creative Arts in Learning.
Dr. J attended Virginia Union University obtaining a degree in French, went on to VA Commonwealth University getting a master’s degree in Special Education and completed her doctorate in Educational Administration at Virginia Tech University.
"Dancing Shoe of Qualities"
2010 - present
2010 - present