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Jaclyn O’Brien, Vice President, Schools

Jaclyn serves as Vice President of Schools. She previously served as Principal of Rocketship Spark Academy in San Jose.  Prior to Rocketship, Jaclyn served for five years as a Program Director for Teach for America. She led 80% of her 2008-2009 corps members to achieve over 1.5 years of growth with their students in reading & math – exceeding corps member effectiveness goals by 50%. Among Teach For America Program Directors nationwide, Jaclyn had the highest corps member satisfaction.

Jaclyn earned her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction,  Elementary Education from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.