About Dr. Lee Jenkins

About the LtoJ® System


Lee Jenkins is an author, speaker and recognized authority in improving educational outcomes. He proves that implementing a growth mindset and celebrating progress are the keys to helping students learn more and retain their enthusiasm for school. He blends the teaching of W. Edwards Deming, Carol Dweck and John Hattie in very practical ways.

Lee has spent 50 years in education. Before founding LtoJ Consulting Services in 2003, he worked as a teacher, principal and school superintendent in the California School System and as a University professor.

He has authored three books, including Permission to Forget: And Nine Other Root Causes of American’s Frustration with Education, Optimize Your School: It’s all about the Strategy, and From Systems Thinking to Systemic Action which offer powerful, practical suggestions for every aspect of education. Lee’s speaking career has taken him to across the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia. In addition, he teaches online courses to educators from more than 25 countries.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Point Loma Nazarene University, a Masters of Education from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. from The Claremont Graduate University.

He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Sandy. They share two sons and seven grandchildren.