Cassandra D. Jones

Regional Advocacy Director – Central Houston

A passionate educator, Cassandra Jones joined the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation in fall 2019 as the regional advocacy director for central Houston. A graduate of the University of Houston, Cassandra’s career began as a founding educator at South Early College High School (SECHS) in Houston, Texas. Through her school’s partnership with the Coalition of Essential Schools, she started in the classroom as an instructor who viewed education through a social justice lens. Her experience as a member of the SECHS leadership team, English department chair, and Title I coordinator prepared her to venture out of the classroom into important leadership roles with Citizen Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, and Fort Bend ISD. Her roles afforded her the opportunity to grow first-year educators, coordinate fundraising events, and mobilize communities. Outside the classroom, she addressed systemic inequities impacting her students as a regional strategy team member of Organizing Network for Education – Houston. She supported the Houston area as the director, organizing strategy – Houston/San Antonio/Dallas for Leadership for Educational Equity.

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