Mrs. Isom is the principal of Klondike Preparatory Academy (KPA). Before accepting the position at KPA, Jennifer was the founding principal of Pathways in Education-TN, which is an alternative school program in the Frayser and Whitehaven communities. Jennifer participated in the Ryan Fellowship with Accelerate Institute based out of Chicago and spent a month studying at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. From 2009-2013 Mrs. Isom was the vice principal for Collegiate School of Memphis. Jennifer was part of Collegiate’s faculty and staff, serving as the Middle School Coordinator and seventh grade English Instructor during the 2008-2009 school year, Collegiate’s inaugural year. In 2012 Jennifer served as the school facilitator for the accreditation process with AdvancED in which Collegiate was approved.
Prior to Collegiate, Jennifer spent 11 years educating young people in the Memphis City School system. She taught third grade for five years at Brownsville Road Optional School and developed a passion for teaching gifted children. After receiving her gifted certification, Jennifer became one of the elite CLUE (Creative Learning in a Unique Environment) teachers for the Department of Exceptional Children and taught gifted and talented students for six years.
Jennifer considers herself a life-long learner. Born and raised in Memphis, Jennifer grew up in the heart of Frayser. She is a product of Memphis City Schools and attended Grandview Heights Elementary and graduated from Trezevant High School. Jennifer was offered scholarships from various universities, but chose to attend the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga on a Dean’s Merit scholarship. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1997, she returned home to Memphis and began her career in educating our future. Jennifer decided to further her education and attended Union University and received two additional degrees. In 2001 she received a Master’s Degree in Education and in 2004 she received an Education Specialist’s Degree in Administration and Supervision.
Jennifer is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Jennifer is an active member of First Baptist Church-Broad and is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has a very supportive husband and two children she adores.