As Director of Leadership Development, Jabari Peddie (he/him/his) provides support to BES Fellows during their training year. He brings a strong understanding of curriculum design, instructional and operational leadership, and organizational strategy to this team, and holds equity at the epicenter of all of his work. Prior to joining BES, Jabari was a teacher in Atlanta, GA for five years, and served as a school administrator and founding principal of one of the largest turnaround initiatives in Boston, MA. He also completed a fellowship through Boston College’s Lynch Leadership Academy, where he honed his skills at adaptive and technical leadership. Jabari earned a Bachelor of Arts in english and language arts from Morehouse College, and participated in the Media Sales Institute at Howard University.