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Janelle Bradshaw

Public Prep Network


Janelle Bradshaw is a native of The Bronx, NY and an experienced educator with over 20 years of experience and commitment to education reform. She is currently the CEO at Public Preparatory Network, the first and only PK-8 single gender charter school network in NYC, working to ensure all of its students are on a predictable path to and through college. In this role, Janelle oversees the vision and strategic direction that ensures strong student achievement for students, alumnae, and families. Janelle was the Founding Superintendent of Public Prep Network. Before joining Public Prep, Janelle launched her career in education as a 4th and 5th grade teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and served in various administrator roles in the Cambridge Public Schools. Janelle worked as an education consultant with SchoolWorks where she led school quality reviews in schools and districts throughout the country, led the company’s leadership coaching work, and supported foundations in disseminating best practices in urban education.

Janelle has been an active volunteer for Smith College, where she has served in numerous roles since graduation, including president of her class, Alumnae Admissions Coordinator, Class Fundraising Agent, and President of the Central MA Smith Club. Janelle currently serves as a Smith College Trustee.

Janelle holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College, a master’s degree from Simmons College, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education from Simmons College. In 2023, Janelle was selected for the Fellowship for Public Education Leadership by the Broad Center/Yale School of Management.

PASE Impact, FY 2023

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PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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