Jessica Azani is the English Language Learner (ELL) Coordinator and Teacher at Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School in the Bronx. Jessica began her career in education in 2008 when she served as the School Operations Manager of P.S. 86, one of the largest elementary schools in the country, at Teach For America’s Summer Institute. She then joined the Teach For America New York Corps in 2009. During her two years in the corps, Jessica taught 4th grade bilingual education at P.S. 86. Jessica received a B.A. in Social Studies, cum laude, from Harvard College in 2009, as well as a Master’s in Special Education from Hunter College in 2011. Jessica is honored to be a member of the 2012 SPA NYC cohort and looks forward to leading a school in which students and staff alike use critical, creative, and empathetic reasoning to achieve excellence in character and academics.