Program Director, email@example.com
Faith Porter is an educator, researcher, and activist currently serving as Program Director at Raising Expectations, Inc. An alumna of Spelman College where she served as a Bonner Community Service Scholar, Faith holds degrees in International Studies and Spanish. Through the Bonner Scholars Program, she gained hands-on experience through internships at several Atlanta-based non-profits, as well as those located throughout the United States and in the Dominican Republic and received a certificate in non-profit management.
Faith is a 2016 recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), through which she studied Portuguese language and Brazilian culture at Middlebury College. She possesses years of classroom experience through her positions as a lead English Language Development and Spanish teacher as well as a teacher’s assistant during her tenure at Summer Institute for the Gifted. The 2022-23 academic year signals Faith’s fourth year as a member of the Raising Expectations team, where she previously served as Project DREAM Elementary Coordinator and Program Director at RE’s main site.
Empathy and cultural competence are at the core of Faith’s personal and educational philosophies. She is passionate about child advocacy and is committed to using her skills to assist RE in the fulfillment of its mission.
Assistant Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenill Jackson is a native of Washington, DC, who has lived in Dallas, Texas, for over ten years and is now an educator in the Fulton & Clayton Public school systems, researcher, and activist currently serving as the Project STEMWARE Highschool Coordinator at Raising Expectations. An alumna of the illustrious Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology.
Jenill advocates for girls/women in STEAM/STEM fields, specifically in healthcare and industry. At Raising Expectations, she oversees and is responsible for five staff members and over ten volunteers. She directly supports our high school youth via our collaborative partnership with Booker T. Washington and the Families First Center. She also supports the high schoolers with their academic and educational retention and collegiate / career readiness plans. She possesses over eight years of classroom experience through her positions as a STEAM Academic Leader, a Teaching Assistant, and a Special Education and Early Intervention Teacher during her tenure in both Fulton and Clayton County public schools. Empathy, Structure and Cultural identity, Awareness, and Relativism are at the core of Jenill’s personal and educational philosophies. She is passionate about child advocacy and is committed to using her skills to assist RE in fulfilling its mission. Her motto is that “One Day ALL children in this nation will have an opportunity to attain a fair, equitable, and excellent education.”
S.T.E.A.M Academic Leaders (SAL’s)
Project DREAM (3rd-6th)
Project DREAM-At Promise Center (7th-12th)
Project STEMWARE (9th-12th)