Aneesha N. Jacko

Title: Principal
Company: New York City Department of Education
Location: Hollis, New York, United States

Aneesha N. Jacko, Principal at the New York City Department of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in early childhood education and academic administration.

Desiring to have a positive influence on the members of her community, Ms. Jacko delved into the field of education, specifically focusing her efforts on early childhood and special education. Attending Hampton University, she received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1999, followed by a Master of Arts in special education and early childhood from Touro College in 2003. The following year, she earned a Master of Arts in literacy from Long Island University Brooklyn, and in 2005, she received a Master of Arts in school leadership and district leadership from Long Island University. Currently, Ms. Jacko is pursuing a Master of Divinity in urban ministry from Nyack College.

At the inception of her academic career in 1994, Ms. Jacko served New York State as the director of early childhood education for eight pre-kindergarten centers for six years. Since 2000, she has excelled as a principal, early childhood director, strategic development specialist and substance abuse prevention specialist through the New York City Department of Education. Holding licensures in several areas, she is certified as a literary specialist for kindergarten through 12th grade, a special education teacher, a preschool elementary teacher and a licensed minister.

Throughout her career, Ms. Jacko has been committed to disrupting systemic inequities and serving her students and their families to the best of her ability. A former education coordinator for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., she attributes her success to her integrity, her love for her work and her consistency in all of her professional endeavors. While she has experienced several career highlights, she is especially proud of maintaining relationships with families over the course of the past 20 years. Many families still return to her to thank her for the work she did on their child’s behalf. Looking toward the future, Ms. Jacko intends to continue experiencing the growth and success of her career. In addition, she would also like to delve into writing books, creating documentaries and hosting podcasts.

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