WHO WE ARE: The JPS Alumni & Friends Association is a group of all alumni (Parkside HS, Jackson High & TA Wilson grads) and friends (families, staff, community members etc.) of Jackson Public Schools who want to be more connected with the school and community. The mission of the Association is to impact the following four groups in a meaningful way: Connect alumni with their fellow alumni, the schools and the faculty and students; Provide the students with a perspective of what's possible for them with their JPS education; Give the faculty a sense of pride of the impact their life work has made on the lives of their former students; and help the community take pride in the impact the Jackson Public Schools system has made. The Association will strive to keep alumni informed of current events, venues to get connected with fellow alum and volunteer opportunities to give back to the schools in a meaningful way.WE WANT YOU! Join and be a part of the future of JPS!
Jackson Public Schools offers educational opportunities incomparable to anywhere in the area. With a focus on hands-on learning, workforce readiness and preparing students for higher education, Jackson Public Schools’ esteemed alumni are a testament to the opportunities available and the success former students can achieve.
This quarter's JPS Alumni Spotlight is on Jennifer Tejada, 1989 Jackson High Graduate and holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan. She lives in California with her husband and teenage daughter.
Jennifer Tejada is the CEO and Chairperson of PagerDuty (NYSE: PD), a leading platform for real-time operations. She is a veteran software industry executive and business leader with over 25 years of experience, spanning mass consumer products to disruptive cloud and software solutions. She has a successful track record in product innovation, optimizing operations and scaling public and private enterprise technology companies. She led PagerDuty through a strong IPO in April 2019.
Prior to her role at PagerDuty, Jennifer was the CEO of Keynote Systems where she led the company to strong profitable growth before its acquisition by Dynatrace in 2015. Before Keynote, Jennifer was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at the enterprise software company Mincom leading its global strategy up to its acquisition in late 2011 by ABB. She has also held senior positions at Procter & Gamble and i2 Technologies (acquired by JDA Software).
Jennifer currently serves as a board member of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) and Puppet, Inc.
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