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Nia Jacobs

Director of Equity, Belonging and Community Life

I feel lucky to be a part of a community that recognizes that being a warm and caring community and an academically vibrant one are not mutually exclusive; in fact, it is the former that allows for the latter.

Nia joined CRS from Dana Hall School, where she most recently served as the Academic Dean. In this role, she developed and reviewed the curriculum for grades 5-12 as well as the school’s academic policies. Nia also coordinated diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for faculty in conjunction with the Director of Community, Equity, and Inclusion. She served on the Community and Equity Council and as the chair for the Department Heads’ and Curriculum Committees. Prior to her role as Academic Dean, Nia was the Assistant Director of the Upper School and the Junior Class Dean at Dana Hall.

Nia has served as a Teacher Mentor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she guided mentees through their first experiences with lesson planning, classroom management, and assessment design. She also taught U.S. History at both Buckingham Browne and Nichols School and Beaver Country Day School.

Nia earned her BA in History from Columbia University, as well as her MA in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She served as a trustee for Boston Renaissance Charter Public School and was awarded Teacher of the Year at BB&N and The Peter Gow III Award for Excellence in Teaching at Beaver.