Challenge Day

Edith Jordan-McCormick

Board Member

Edith Jordan-McCormick was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

In 1994 she moved to Northern California to study History at Sonoma State University.  It was there she met and fell in love with education while working as a student teacher in the Teacher Diversity Program.  In 1996, Edith moved to the Bay Area and began her career in public education in the San Francisco Unified School District.  Eventually, she attended UC Berkeley where she earned her masters degree in Educational Leadership with an administrative services credential.  Since then, Edith has had the privilege of running schools all over the bay area.  She has a passion for education and loves teaching and learning.  She is a parent educator and is also the Lead Consultant for Empathy Based School Innovations, an educational consulting company that believes we can learn to use restorative justice strategies on a global scale.  She is very excited to serve on the Challenge Day board and looks forward to contributing to this work.

If you really knew me…

You would know I am married and have two amazing sons.

I was a cheerleader from age five to twenty-two.

I love to garden and being in nature is very important to me.

My mother raised me to love humans, “People are beautiful” was a sentence I heard daily.

I love to read and reading at the beach spending time with my family is a perfect day.

Smiling is really important to me, it works your face out and it makes people happy.