Who am I?
Cassandra D. Jones is an organizer, strategist, and filmmaker from Little Rock, Arkansas. A graduate of the University of Houston, her career began as a Founding Educator at South Early College High School in Houston, Texas. Through her school’s partnership with Coalition of Essential Schools, she began her time in the classroom as an instructor that viewed education through a social justice lens. Her experience as a member of the SECHS Leadership Team, English Department Chair, and Title I Coordinator, prepared her to venture out of the classroom into important leadership roles with Citizen Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, and Fort Bend ISD. Her work ethic has afforded her the opportunity to grow first year educators, coordinate fundraising events, and mobilize communities. She has addressed systemic inequities that impacted her students as a Regional Strategy Team member of Organizing Network for Education - Houston. Currently, she continues this work as the Director, Organizing Strategy - Houston/San Antonio for Leadership for Educational Equity and the CEO/Founder of The Equity Design Project.