School Leaders / Jessica Rooney | School Leader

School Leader of People’s Prep, Jessica Rooney, has been extensively trained in urban education leadership through her residency with New Leaders for New Schools, and is continuing to be supported in her development as a charter school leader through her association with the Newark Charter School Fund as a Founder in Residence. Ms. Rooney holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Smith College and an M.S. Ed. in Educational Leadership from the City University of New York–Baruch College. In her first year at People’s Preparatory Charter School, Ms. Rooney will draw heavily from her experiences in and outside of the classroom and from the successes and challenges of her previous schools. Also, during her first full year with students, she will continue to learn and benefit from the knowledge, experience and lessons of a Leadership Coach from New Leaders for New Schools, and staff members at the Newark Charter School Fund. Both organizations are committed to making a long-term commitment to their school leaders in order to fulfill their mission of improving schools in urban areas through ensuring high academic achievement for all students.