We are thrilled to celebrate Jerel Bryant, School Leader of George Washington Carver High School, for his recent recognition from Teach for America’s Collective. Jerel is the winner of the TFA Collective National Advisory Board’s Inaugural School Leader Honor, which recognizes the breadth and depth of his impact on Carver, Collegiate Academies, and the national education landscape.

Now in his 7th year as a school leader and 12th year in education, Jerel models what is possible when you continuously commit to getting better. Because of his focus on continuous improvement, Jerel has exemplified excellence in countless ways throughout his tenure. This mindset in leadership has resulted in exponential growth for his students and his team. He has paved the way for Carver students to achieve some of the most significant academic gains in the city and state, ranking #1 in growth among comparison schools serving grades 9-12.

Jerel has been intentional about taking a community driven approach that builds on Carver’s legacy as a longstanding pillar of the Desire neighborhood. In his time as a school leader, he has re-built the school’s band, invested in extracurriculars, and partnered with Carver’s alumni community. We are so lucky to have him on our team and so grateful for his steadfast leadership.

Congratulations to Jerel and the Carver Rams!