Frank Jemison

Frank Jemison

Frank has a deep belief that our education approaches must become more equitable, more holistic, more contextual, and more relevant. He works to help create that reality through collaborative partnerships, responsive resource creation, and skilled facilitation and coaching. While Frank has shepherd change in a variety of areas across schools and organizations, his deepest expertise and passion lies in promoting comprehensive SEL in schools.

Frank is joining Transcend as a School Design Partner in the Justice League (TX) Portfolio. Frank comes to Transcend with over a decade of education experience. After graduating from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy, he received a masters in Urban Education through the Memphis Teacher Residency. Frank has served as a teacher, an instructional coach, and a school leader. Inspired by a desire to create more holistic educational approaches, Frank pivoted to explore more deeply how schools and organizations can more effectively and compassionately support the non-academic drivers of student success, joining the ACE Awareness Foundation as their Director of Education. After two years at the ACEAF, Frank continued the work of advancing comprehensive and contextual education solutions as an independent consultant, spending much of the last two years working with Transcend in their Texas work.

Frank is based in Memphis, TN, where he has lived his whole life. He and his wife have two wonderful children. They love getting outside – whether that means big adventures, small excursions, working in their garden, or just sitting on their front porch.


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