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Najib Jammal

Baltimore City Public Schools
Najib Jammal came to Baltimore through Teach for America 17 years ago where he had the opportunity to serve high school students at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore City. After several years of teaching he worked with a group of fellow teacher to start a Youth Entrepreneurial Non-Profit helping students develop micro enterprises. In 2005 he was awarded the Open Society Institute’s Community Fellowship Award. Coming back into education on a full time basis he joined New Leaders for New Schools in 2009 after which he was named the principal of Lakeland Elementary Middle School where he has served for the past 10 years. At Lakeland he works with the staff and community to create opportunities for students allowing them to shine. Lakeland is one of the largest schools in the City as growth in English Language Learning students has helped propel the schools growth from 500 students to over 1000 students in the last 10 years. During this time of growth in student population Lakeland has also seen great growth on standardized performance assessments with the school performing in the top 10 in the City and growth during the PARCC era being the highest in the City.