Chief People Officer – Jacquie Younker

Jacquie Younker began her journey in education as a Teach For America corps member teaching 5th grade English Language Arts and social studies in Cleveland, Ohio. Quickly, Jacquie began to grow outside of the four walls of her classroom as grade-level team leader, Saturday School Administrator, and more. Jacquie went on to join TFA staff as an instructional coach and adaptive leadership coach and facilitator. Impassioned by the opportunity to have a greater impact on school culture and staff development.

Jacquie served as Chief People Officer for Ohio’s 9th largest urban district as a member of the turnaround team. Most recently, Jacquie had the privilege of serving as Chief Talent Officer at her corps placement school.

Jacquie joined Democracy Prep on May 31st, 2022. Jacquie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The College of Wooster. Jacquie’s passion for theatre also led her to the Moscow Art Theatre School in Moscow, Russia, where she studied acting and dance.