Board of Directors

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Jennifer S. Dean
Founder & Executive Director

Jennifer is Founder and Executive Director of All Girls Considered. She also teaches and leads the 8th grade English department at Leander Middle School (LMS). Jennifer has researched and published on perceptions of teachers in the media and the development of student voice. As a 2017-8 recipient of the Germanacos Fellowship for Sharing History, Jennifer pushes the boundaries of oral history storytelling to develop student voice while fostering familial and community connections. Prior to her roles at LMS, Jennifer worked in museum administration at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth and as National Research Assistant at 826 National in San Francisco. Jennifer received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington and M.A. in Teaching from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.


Jennifer Abramson

Jennifer (Jenn) Abramson currently serves as the Secondary ELA Coordinator for Leander ISD. Jenn spent ten years writing alongside her favorite people - 8th graders! She continues to grow her own craft as a teacher-consultant with the Heart of TX Writing Project. Jenn graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin and received her M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Concordia University.


Rachel Blackmon

Rachel is many things to many people but her most important role is that of "Mom" to her eleven-year-old son, Jonah. Rachel and Jonah both love to read, camp, travel, attend fine arts performances, and try new cuisine whenever possible. Aside from her personal life, Rachel serves as the library media specialist for one of Fort Worth's public middle schools where she's been for four years. Before librarianship, Rachel received her master's degree from Texas Women's University and her bachelor's from Texas Christian University. 


Advisory Council


grace bonney

Grace is the founder of Design*Sponge, a daily blog that focuses on the creative community with the goal of making the art and design world personal. Design*Sponge is inclusive and intersectional and welcomes sincere and constructive conversations across all of their channels. Grace was named as one of The Frederick Douglass 200 by The Guardian in 2018, a list of 200 people who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass. She was also called a "Martha Stewart for Millennials" by The New York Times and was named a Top Home Influencer of 2017 by Forbes Magazine. Grace is also the author of two best-selling books, Design*Sponge at Home and the New York Times bestseller, In the Company of Women.


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kimberly caldwell

Kimberly serves as the Program Director at PAC Annie's List, where she helps progressive women all along their leadership journey become stronger political candidates and elected leaders in Texas. Prior to joining Annie's List, Kimberly spent nearly five years as Senior Program Manager at the No Kids Hungry for Best Practices program for Share Our Strength in Washington, D.C. as well as four years at Greenlights for NonProfit Success (now Mission Capital). Kimberly brings a wealth of nonprofit and community leadership to her role at AGC, and she's passionate about creating a future without boundaries for her two daughters.

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michelle diedrick

Michelle is Senior Director of Campaign Strategy for Kernel. Michelle works with clients, sales, and creative teams to develop innovative, research based strategies that drive results.  Her focus is on providing clients with customized multi-platform strategies designed to grow their business. 

Michelle has more than 15 years of experience driving strategic growth. She has overseen the development of category specific media sales strategies for a wide range of clients, including businesses in the automotive, retail, healthcare, restaurant, grocery and consumer packaged goods industries. Michelle was Regional Promotions Director at Time Warner Cable Media where she managed a team of 14 promotions professionals and oversaw promotions programs for more than 20 markets in the Central U.S.

Michelle is a recipient of the Cable Advertising Bureau’s Unsung Hero Award, which recognizes non-salespeople playing instrumental roles in business development. She is passionate about working with new marketers to develop their skills and help them find their voice.

I am excited to see All Girls Considered supporting and celebrating the voices of the next generation of strong, empowered women. They give me hope for the future and inspire me not just to speak up, but to share the mic and listen to leaders of all ages.
— Grace Bonney, AGC Advisory Council