On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jacqueline Jeffries Barnett as the 6th President of Serviam Girls Academy. Jacqueline will begin her tenure on July 1, 2023.
During the search process, Jacqueline impressed everyone she met with her energy and enthusiasm for Serviam’s mission. As a mother of twin girls, who are both recent graduates of the University of Virginia, Jacqueline has seen first-hand how a nurturing, supportive and challenging single-sex educational environment can instill confidence and empower young women to reach their full potential. We were looking for a President who embraced our mission and was a dynamic, visionary, and faith-based leader with demonstrated success working collaboratively to bring ideas to execution. We found these qualities and more with Jacqueline.
Jacqueline brings to Serviam a breadth of experience in the for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental environments where she has demonstrated the ability to build relationships with students, parents, families, supporters, benefactors, multinational corporations, and community-based organizations. Most recently, she served as Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Register of Wills Office for the City of Philadelphia. She has served as Interim CEO at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Educational Opportunity Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Secretary of Education for the Office of the Mayor in Philadelphia, and Senior Education Policy Advisor for the US House of Representatives.