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Henzerling, Jane

Building Excellent Schools Fellow and founder of the Mission Preparatory Charter School, San Francisco, CA


Jane Henzerling is the Founder and Head of School of The Mission Preparatory School in San Francisco, CA. She began her career as a bilingual elementary teacher in Phoenix, AZ, in 1998 and, following five years as a classroom teacher and staff developer, pursued roles in the fields of teacher professional development and non-profit leadership in Miami, FL, and Hartford, CT, in an effort to make a continually greater impact on academic opportunity for under-served students. Jane completed the Building Excellent Schools fellowship while working to design and found The Mission Preparatory School, which earned a charter from the California State Board of Education in September 2010. Mission Prep opened in August 2011 with 50 Kindergarten students – the college graduating class of 2028 – and is adding one grade per year to become a K-8 school. More than 80% of Mission Prep’s students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and 70% are English Learners. All of them will graduate from college.

Jane graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Spanish from Skidmore College and earned her MEd in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She is the proud mom of a Kindergarten Mission Prepster.