Fellow Profiles

School Type


Grade Levels


Student Enrollment



Southwest Philadelphia


M.S. Education,

Cheney University


B.A. Education,

Cheney University

Kenneth Jessup

Principal, John M. Patterson Elementary School
School District of Philadelphia
2015 Neubauer Fellow

Kenneth is currently the principal of John M. Patterson Elementary School.


Kenneth has been an educator since 1996. Prior to becoming a principal, Kenneth served as assistant principal at M. Hall Stanton Elementary School, new teacher coach, fifth grade teacher, and elementary school computer science teacher. He is a 2014 Lindback Distinguished Principal Leadership award winner, member of the Association of Supervision Curriculum and Development (ASCD), and was previously on the Board of Trustees for the Commonwealth Association of School Administration (CASA).

2015 Neubauer Fellows Page