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Eesir Kaur, Vice President, Program

Eesir Kaur, Vice President of Program, guides the ongoing advancement of our instructional model, curriculum design, parent engagement model, and professional learning program. Eesir joined Rocketship in 2013 managing curriculum and assessment development. She then served as principal of Rocketship Discovery Prep in San Jose where she led the school to new heights of academic excellence and family engagement. Eesir then became a Director of Schools, supporting Bay Area principals, and then Senior Director of Humanities and Professional Learning, supporting our national network. Throughout her tenure at Rocketship, Eesir has built a powerful legacy of developing leaders across our network all the while maintaining her own commitment to listen, learn, and continuously push herself to grow as a leader.  

Prior to Rocketship, Eesir was a teacher and coach at charter schools serving historically disadvantaged Black communities in Camden, NJ and Harlem, NY. In 2009, she was ranked as the 4th highest performing teacher in the entire state of New York while at Harlem Children’s Zone. Throughout her many leadership roles in public education, Eesir has developed a deep understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy, curriculum development, and school leadership.