Jessie Ferguson has dedicated the majority of her career to improving educational outcomes for high-needs students, both as an attorney and as an educator. Ms. Ferguson previously served as Legal Counsel for Success Academy Charter Schools, where she provided advice on matters involving special education, facilities, construction, teacher certification, and general compliance. Prior to joining Success Academy, Ms. Ferguson practiced in the Executive Compensation group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Ms. Ferguson taught Head Start preschool as a Teach For America corps member. She received her J.D from New York University School of Law and her B.A. in Music and Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College.