Jana L Reed

Executive Team – National

Jana L Reed

Chief Operating Officer

Jana joins iMentor from Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWCS) where she served as Chief of Schools. While at CWCS Jana supported the national network of intentionally diverse schools in the areas of governance, model implementation, talent development, and new site launch. Prior to CWCS, Jana co-founded and served as founding Chief Operating Officer of Ascend Learning, Inc., a Brooklyn-based charter school management organization. During her tenure, Ascend grew to serve students in three elementary schools and one middle school in the Brooklyn communities of Brownsville, Crown Heights, and Bushwick. In addition to her work in charter school management, Jana was an executive with Commongood Careers, a search firm for nonprofit organizations. In that role, she helped develop partnerships to support the expansion of talent in social enterprise. Jana also served as Director of Business Development for Building Excellent Schools, and worked for two Massachusetts governors, William F. Weld and Jane M. Swift.

Jana earned a Bachelors of Science at Simmons College and a Masters in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Jana is a resident of Brooklyn and serves her community as Vice Chair and member of the Board of Trustees of Explore Charter Schools and Explore Schools, Inc.