Jean Baker

Jean Baker

Jean joined the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) as the Manager of Membership & Outreach in 2019, and brings educational experience as a teacher, admissions professional, and athletic coach to the role. In this position, Jean oversees all aspects of NCGS membership relating to recruitment, stewardship, and renewals as well as manages outreach programs, including Girls’ School NET: Networking & Empowering Together events, Girls’ School Advantage advocacy outreach programs, HEADWAYS™ online conversations series, and regional gatherings.

Prior to joining NCGS, Jean worked on the admissions team and served as a lacrosse coach at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia. In this capacity, she managed recruitment, retention, and outreach efforts for students in preschool through grade 12 and helped the school reach consecutive years of record enrollment in her tenure. While there, Jean assisted in the implementation of new initiatives to communicate the unique value of an all-girls education across multiple constituency groups and channels. Additionally, she served on the school’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Global Citizenship committees. Previous to her time at St. Catherine’s, Jean taught English to students ages 3-12 at an independent school in Busan, South Korea.

Jean’s formative years were spent in Hong Kong; Atlanta, Georgia; and Norfolk, Virginia. Through her exposure to a variety of educational environments, she has come to fully appreciate the benefits and transformative power of an all-girls education.

Jean received her B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Richmond.