About David Jernigan

Chief Executive Officer

David Jernigan currently serves as the President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, where he oversees 25 clubs across ten counties, serve ten thousand kids and teens each year. Before assuming the role of President & CEO, David served for six years as the Deputy Superintendent for Atlanta Public Schools, where he assisted the Superintendent in realizing a bold vision of transformation for a district of 52,000 scholars.

Much of David’s career was with KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, where he had the opportunity to serve as the Founding Principal for one of the first KIPP schools in Atlanta, KIPP WAYS (West Atlanta Young Scholars) Academy. David went on to launch the KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools region in 2008 when he became the Founding Executive Director for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools and led the organization to grow from two to eight schools over six years. David came to Atlanta in 2000 through the Teach For America program, where he taught at M. Agnes Jones lementary School in the West End of Atlanta. David is a Morehead Scholar and graduate of the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School and has his Master’s in Educational Leadership from the National Louis University.

Why I love KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools: KIPP attracts some of the most passionate educators in Atlanta who are deeply invested in the most amazing kids in Atlanta!