As the school year approaches, Green Dot Public Schools proudly welcomes new school leaders to our growing community as they prepare to roll up their sleeves and get to work in schools across California, Washington, and Tennessee. These leaders will drive the direction of our schools, embody our mission to serve all students, and inspire their teachers, families and communities to commit to excellence in public education.

With the opening of three new schools, and addition of one existing school to our network, Green Dot now serves nearly 16,000 students, taught by over 1,100 inspiring educators and staff. Last school year, Green Dot graduated more than 1,700 students, and nine of Green Dot’s high schools ranked among the best nationwide, according to U.S News.

In Tennessee, Jonas G. Cleaves is the new principal of Bluff City High School and he is thrilled at the opportunity to build on his experience in education access and community engagement. He hopes his collaborative approach will lead to more dynamic partnerships so that his students and families are more effectively served.