Jae Fusco

School Innovation Partner

Jae Fusco joined Partners after teaching in the New York City Department of Education for seven years. She holds a B.S.Ed. in elementary education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and an M.S.Ed. in Special Education from Hofstra University in New York.

Her work with Partners over the last few years has given her the opportunity to support schools and networks in their transformation process. She believes that in order to achieve sustainable change, an investment must always be made in people. Investment in students, teachers, building leaders, and all others that work in the service of educating our youth needs to be at the core of what we do. She has supported two elementary schools in Philadelphia directly, continues to lead the effort of supporting a network of instructional leadership teams, and has supported the Math Problem of Practice Network, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She continues to be passionate about partnering with others in the effort to be our best for students, particularly students who are typically underserved by our educational system.

On a personal note, Jae enjoys traveling, music (particularly Motown), eating great food, and spending time with family & friends.

“We should invest in people, not ideas. A good idea is often destroyed by bad people, and good people can make a bad idea better.” – Simon Sinek