Jae Fusco

School Innovation Partner

Jae Fusco joins Partners after teaching in the New York City Department of Education for seven years. She holds a B.S.Ed. in elementary education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and an M.S.Ed. in Special Education from Hofstra University in New York.

Working for educational equity has been the foundation of her work in urban schools, and she brings this passion with her to Partners. Her enthusiasm for closing gaps in achievement started while getting teaching experience in West Philadelphia during her college years. Her perspective was broadened upon getting a master’s degree in Special Education, which made her an outspoken advocate for students with disabilities and their families. Jae took deep pride in being an educator in the New York City area and working to disrupt inequity.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, eating (everything), spending time with friends and family, and listening/dancing to music (specifically oldies and Motown).

“As a kid, this is what I wanted my life to be. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever dare to dream that it would be this.” — Smokey Robinson