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M.A. Education,
Holy Family University


B.A. Elementary Education,
Holy Family University

Administrative Certification

St. Joseph’s University

Anna Jenkins

Principal, Alexander Adaire School
School District of Philadelphia
Neubauer Fellow 2018-19 (Cohort 4)

“I serve as a principal to support student learning and increase community engagement.”

Anna has served as the principal of Alexander Adaire School since 2013. Located in the Fishtown neighborhood, Adaire serves approximately 400 students. During the 2016-2017 school year, the school received a certificate of achievement for most improved in ELA on the PSSA. That same year, Adaire was one of two schools in its Learning Network that achieved all four district anchor goals. Anna received a Principal Achievement Award during the 2015-2016 academic year for Adaire’s achievement in math education.


Anna has been an educator for 30 years, serving as a teacher and assistant principal prior to her work as principal. She has also served as principal at Cook-Wissahickon School and Southwark School where her accomplishments included increases in community engagement, attendance, and recognition for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Anna grew up in Philadelphia and attended St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls.

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