Jodie Woodruff
Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Community involvement
  • Education reform
  • Low-income students
  • Minority students
  • Personalized learning
  • Poverty
  • Small schools
  • Student-centered education

Jodie Woodruff directs the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (a Big Picture Learning school) in Providence, Rhode Island. From concept to creation, Woodruff spearheaded the Met’s entrepreneurial programs, including the building of the nation’s first freestanding entrepreneurship center for a public high school. Under her tutelage, four students have been named Ernst & Young’s New England’s Youth Entrepreneur of the Year, and four students have qualified for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s national competition. Woodruff was recognized as the Global Educator in 2014 from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and was the Alumni of the Year from her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Woodruff is passionate about educational reform and social justice work.