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Neema Desai Jennings

Senior Director of Schools

Neema Desai Jennings is passionate and enthusiastic about working with children and building communities that inspire growth, love, and a commitment to bettering our world. Neema joined DC Prep in 2011. Throughout her time at DC Prep, she has taught and led at multiple DC Prep campuses in a variety of roles, including as a math and literacy teacher, founding teacher, Assistant Principal of Academics and Culture, and Principal of Anacostia Elementary Campus (2018-2021) and Anacostia Middle Campus (2020-2022). Before joining the DC Prep team, Neema was a special education teacher in New York, where she completed Teach for America. She holds a B.S. from George Washington University and an M.S. from Bank Street College.