Jennifer McMillan is the co-founder & head of school at Detroit Prep, a small public charter school on Detroit’s east side.
Born and raised in metro-Detroit, McMillan spent seven years in the San Francisco Bay Area teaching high school and middle school; she also worked in teacher support and development with Teach For America and The New Teacher Project. As a second-grade teacher at Detroit Achievement Academy, her flagship school, McMillan led her students to 2.22 years in reading and the 99th percentile for growth nationally in both reading and math. McMillan was named Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year in 2015.
McMillan earned her BA in psychology from Harvard University in Massachusetts and her MEd from Alliant International University in San Francisco.