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Dante Jennings

Top 20 Under 40 Class Of 2021 Winner

As a dynamic educator Dante currently supports Juniors and Seniors needing math credits to fulfill graduation requirements. Prior to accepting his current role, Dante was a district math specialist overseeing 5 of Duval County Public Schools historically underperforming middle schools. During his time in the classroom, he was recognized as Jean Ribault Middle School 2017 Teacher of the Year. Following that, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund awarded Dante with a scholarship to pursue a graduate degree with the purpose of increasing diversity in school leadership. With nearly 8 year of education experience ranging from mathematic's instructor to district executive; Dante has expertise in data analysis, administration, and resource allocations.

Dante also leads community advocacy efforts through his work in the nonprofit sector having served as President of the Jacksonville Urban League Young Professionals and board member to the Jacksonville Urban League. As a member of the local chapter of Omega Psi Fraternity Incorporated, he has served as keeper of Finance, mentor, and fundraising chair. Dante was recently inducted into the Tallahassee chapter of New Leaders Council.

He earned his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and holds a MA in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College in New York City. In 2020 he was awarded the Minority Fellowship from Jacksonville University’s Minority Board of Directors where he is pursuing a MA in Public Policy. Danté is an avid reader and mindfulness practitioner who also enjoys travel and music related events.