Chelsea Jeffery, Senior Associate of Early Childhood
Chelsea is a native to Dallas County, growing up in Coppell, TX and graduating from Coppell High School. Chelsea chose to stay in Dallas and attend Southern Methodist University after being named a President’s Scholar and receiving a full-tuition merit-based scholarship. At SMU, Chelsea became passionate about education while completing research on Texas education policies her sophomore year.
In 2012 she joined Teach for America as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Corps where she taught Algebra, Geometry, and Math Models for two years at Dallas Can Academy, an alternative high school. Within her first-year at Dallas Can Academy, Chelsea was nominated by her peers to be Math Department Head, where she led her team to engage in rigorous, critical-thinking based math instruction and data driven classrooms. Chelsea’s students showed an average of 127% growth her first year of teaching and had an overall class mastery of 80.2% her second year of teaching.
Chelsea graduated Southern Methodist University Magna Cum Laude with a B.B.A in
Accounting in 2012.