PENCIL’s talented team is serious about creating change in our public schools. Their dedication and hard work give vital support to our programs, and make PENCIL a great place to work.

Jessica Kemper

Associate Director of Partnership Support

Jessica leads PENCIL’s programmatic work in the area of School Leadership. In this role, she is responsible for building organizational expertise in this important area; using this knowledge to shape best practices, measurement tools, and program models; and for guiding the work of a team of Partnership Managers, who oversee school-business partnerships. Jessica brings to PENCIL experience in fostering and evaluating partnerships in NYC public schools as well as developing capacity building strategies for nonprofits.

Prior to joining the PENCIL team, Jessica was the Director of School Programs at the Center for Architecture Foundation. She oversaw the CFAF’s school-based architecture education programs and managed partnerships with cultural organizations, the NYC Department of Education, public and private schools and the New York City design community. She was also responsible for developing professional development courses and volunteer training, and for curating the CFAF’s annual student exhibition.

Jessica holds an MPA from the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College and a BA in Art History from Haverford College.

Jessica Kemper