Women’s Hall of Fame

Andrea Jenoff

Andrea Jenoff is a visionary, a collaborator and motivator. At Carlmont since the fall of 1999, her goal has been to move Carlmont forward. Working with parents, she remodeled the Eighth Grade Transition Program, creating a series of events to provide middle school families with information. She and key staff created Carlmont Motivational Center to provide a nurturing after-school environment for tutoring students. Both programs were honored with the prestigious J. Russel Kent Award. Eighth Grade Transition was honored a California State PTA award. She championed the addition of choral music and expanded drama opportunities. Offerings in visual art were expanded from 5 sections to over 20. She and science staff successfully wrote a large grant to bring a cutting edge Biotechnology program to Carlmont, Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities were expanded to include 9 new classes: Art History, Art Portfolio, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, English Language, Spanish Language and Modern European History. A partnership with Canada College provides students the opportunity to earn up to two years of college credit at Carlmont. She has supervised the implementation of 4 years of construction on Carlmont’s 50-year-old campus. Strong site decision-making groups at Carlmont include students, parents, teachers and Administrators. All of these changes have been directed by Andrea’s focus on what is best for student growth and achievement. Under Andrea’s leadership, enrollment has risen from 1300 to 2030. Test scores are the best in the district. The Academic Performance Index has significantly increased. 95% of students attend 2 or 4-year colleges, utilizing approximately $1M in scholarship funds. PTSA membership has grown to over 1000 parents, teachers, and students in 2004, with over 15,000 hours of parent volunteerism on campus. Andrea provides a scrupulous example of a successful women in a position of leadership.
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