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ALEXANDER JARRELL

DIRECTORY |  FELLOW PROFILE

ALEXANDER JARRELL

TITLE 

Chief Executive Officer

ORGANIZATION

Ben Franklin High School

BIOGRAPHY

Alex Jarrell is the chief executive officer at Benjamin Franklin High School. The school is consistently ranked as a "top public high school in the nation" by U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek and Business Week.

Before Franklin, Alex was the Chief Innovation Officer at New Schools for New Orleans where he lead the citywide talent strategy. At New Schools for New Orleans, Alex won the federal Teacher and School Leader (TSL) and SEED grants, bringing over $25 million dollars to New Orleans to better recruit and retain teachers. He also cofounded the E3 Fellowship, which develops aspiring and new charter network leaders.

Previously, Alex was the principal at KIPP Central City Academy, consistently the top performing middle school in the New Orleans Recovery School District. Before becoming principal, Alexander taught sixth grade English. Alex received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Northwestern University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master of Science in education entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.

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