Shahara C. Jackson

New York City Leadership Academy
New York, New York

Shahara Jackson is the Senior Director of Leadership Development at the NYC Leadership Academy. Shahara develops curriculum and facilitates the learning of district and school-level staff. Before coming to NYCLA, Shahara was director of the Principal Institute at New Leaders, where she also served as a principal coach and leadership facilitator for Tri-State area. Prior to that, she was Director of Educational Services for the Police Athletic League and served as an assistant principal in the NYC Department of Education. After completing the New Leaders program, she co-wrote the charter for and became founding principal of Summit Academy Charter School in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Shahara holds a bachelor’s degree in English Arts and Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Hampton University, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Baruch College. She was awarded the Certificate of Executive Management of Non-Profit Organizations through the Partnership for After School Education Emerging Leaders program.