Jared R. Francis, High School Principal, has focused the work of DREAM High School on developing young people who become highly skilled and critically conscious. Jared was recently selected as an inaugural participant in TNTP’s NY Charter PLUS program, a leadership development program for aspiring charter school leaders. Jared began his career working in after school programs and later co-founded a secondary school in Brooklyn, where he served as a teacher and leader. Prior to joining the team at DREAM, Jared most recently worked as the Assistant Principal at a turnaround charter school in Brooklyn. Jared holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership from New York University. He is a graduate of the State University of New York, Empire State College, where he studied American Politics. He was raised in East Harlem and is a product of New York City public schools.