Jean taught English and Psychology in an independent high school for 25 years and the last ten of those she also served as the school’s college counsellor. During her time she developed a Community Service programme for the school and introduced a values based course for each grade. Previously Jean worked for ten years in the Health Education field developing educational programs for high schools and clinics in the field of Family Planning and Women’s Health. In the last few years, Jean has become a mediator in the District of Columbia Superior Court facilitating discussions between opposing parties in hope of their reaching a settlement without having to go to trial.
Jean has served on the Board of Professional Responsibility for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and is serving on the Chevy Chase @ Home Board of Directors that has as its mission to help the ageing to able to remain in their homes.