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Jane D. Leach,
Executive Director

ROLE AT FUTURE READY COLUMBUS:

Jane brings leadership to all aspects of Future Ready Columbus, daily asking, “What do the youngest residents of Franklin County need for school readiness, and how can we collaborate with community partners to ensure our children have access to those essential resources?”

BEFORE JOINING FUTURE READY:

Jane’s experience as a teacher, elementary school administrator, founder of a 5-Star Step Up to Quality urban preschool, and a lifelong resident of central Ohio have helped her more fully understand the incredible importance of, and power in, school readiness.

Holding both undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Ohio State University, Jane has received numerous awards for her dedication to the education profession and her leadership in the community.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB:

“In the words of Maya Angelou: ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give.’”