Jessica Spohn Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME Staff

Jessica Spohn

Vice President, Strategy and Programs

“I have worked to dismantle policies and practices in our education system that produce, reinforce, and perpetuate racially disparate outcomes for the better part of 30 years, and things have not necessarily improved for the students who need change the most. Today, more than ever, a radical departure from the way we think about education is needed to drastically improve outcomes for all of our children.”

Jessica joined the Foundation in 2008 and has held various positions during her tenure.

As the Vice President, Strategy and Programs, Jessica Spohn is leading efforts to reshape education across New England. Jessica has more than 30 years of experience as an educator, working at the school, district, and state level. For six years, she was Director of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) to College Transition Network at World Education, where she and her team implemented efforts to change policies and practices to help non-traditional learners gain access to – and persist – in college.

Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College and a master’s degree in education from Hunter College.