Jessica Yiannos is the Principal at Springfield Prep and prior to that, served as the school’s Associate Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Jessica began her career in education 6 years ago as a Teach for America corps member in Detroit, Michigan. After 3 years of teaching early elementary grades, Jessica returned to her home state of Massachusetts to work at the Achievement Network, a national non-profit. From there, Jessica was a founding lead math teacher at Achievement First's Greenfield model in New Haven, CT.
In 2016, Jessica joined the Springfield Prep team as a 2nd grade teacher. In the 2016-2017 school year, Jessica led 65% of her students to score in the top quintile in math according to MAP assessments, and 92% of her students to score above the 50th percentile. In reading, her students scored 15 percentage points higher than the national network on the ANet assessment. Jessica earned her BA from Connecticut College in 2010, and obtained her teaching certification at the University of Michigan in 2013.