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Jacqueline Elliot serves as President and CEO of Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) National and is the Co-founder of PUC, an organization that strives to revitalize socio-economically challenged communities by creating high-quality charter schools. Since 1999, when she founded the first school, Community Charter Middle School, Jacqueline has co-developed and operated a network of 13 high achieving public charter schools located in two high-need communities in Los Angeles. She is currently spearheading a national expansion effort that will begin with the founding of a cluster of PUC schools in Rochester, New York. Jacqueline has been dedicated to school reform since 1986 when she first became a public school teacher in Los Angeles, following a brief career in public health. She has served on several boards and councils that currently include the 501c4 Board for the California Charter School Association and the Board for Fenton Public Charter Schools in Los Angeles. In 2009, Jacqueline earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Change from Fielding Graduate University. She has an M.A. in Educational Administration, a B.A. in Anthropology and a Multiple Subjects teaching credential. Jacqueline is a Fellow of the 9th class of the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.