Raise DC Staff and Operations

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9th Grade Counts Network co-Lead

Washington Latin Public Charter School
Assistant Principal, Academic Operations

James (Jimmy) Kelly is the Assistant Principal of Academic Operations at Washington Latin Public Charter School. Prior to joining the staff at Washington Latin, Kelly served as the Director of PrepNext at DC Prep.

Kelly began his education career as a Teach For America Corps Member teaching middle school math in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2011, he co-founded the college access program inspireSTL, which supports scholars from 7th grade through college graduation with securing tutoring/coaching, financial aid, and college access.

Kelly earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Vassar College and his master's degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.