“Education is the great equalizer and as an educator I want to fight until equality becomes reality. Students in underserved communities are bombarded with messages that they cannot achieve at the same level as students in other schools and communities and that college is not for ‘people like them.’ Our students internalize these messages. My school will work to change that self-fulfilling prophecy.”
Sakshi Jain wants to provide all children with an exceptional education, “regardless of their race, socio-economic background, or zip code.”
Sakshi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Education from UCLA and began her career in education while earning her Master in Counseling at Loyola Marymount University. After obtaining her degree, she transitioned into the nonprofit sector, first as a Site Director, then as the Academic Program Director of South Asian Youth Action (SAYA), where she designed and implemented a successful college advisory program tailored to the cultural needs of the population served by SAYA.
Her experience at SAYA led her to Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City, where she later became Assistant Principal at the only high school in the network. She led the math department to develop a rigorous and engaging curriculum. While at Success Academy she earned a Master of Science in Education and Special Education from Touro College. Most recently, Sakshi served as the Assistant Principal at Alliance Alice M. Baxter College-Ready High School in San Pedro, California, coaching and evaluating 13 teachers.
With over a decade of school experience in counseling, teaching, and leadership, Sakshi is ready to take on education, the “civil rights issue of our generation.” Through her high-expectations charter school in Los Angeles, California, Sakshi will provide students with a thorough education that affords opportunities and freedom not otherwise possible.