Dr. Patrick Jean-Pierre

  • Dr. Patrick Jean-Pierre has a repertoire of combined experience in educational settings, which includes K-12 public schools, charter schools and universities. Patrick’s range of professional experiences in the field of education includes teaching, counseling and leadership development, as well as, organizational consulting that leads to systemic change in schools. Dr. Jean-Pierre’s work at the Metro Center includes working with districts to address disproportionality, institute incremental change and engage in district-wide school transformations. He strives to support school districts in building educational systems that are responsive to the specific needs of students, families and their communities. His work includes, but is not limited to, supporting schools in implementing a vision and establishing structures and protocols that facilitate equitable school cultures. Within these strcutures, educators reflect on beliefs, policies and practices in ways that inform the fidelity of instructional and behavioral supports. Dr. Jean-Pierre believes in engaging in difficult conversations that lead to action, focusing on assets to establish viable systems and leveraging strengths to build the capacity of all educators, students and families. Dr. Jean-Pierre also teaches courses for school guidance counselors in the Education Department at Manhattan College.

    In addition, Dr. Jean-Pierre taught middle school special education, general education and gifted classes at Andries Hudde in Brooklyn, NY. At Andries Hudde, Dr. Jean-Pierre was also a teacher leader on school-wide leadership team and the debate team coach. Dr. Jean-Pierre also at Rutgers University, served as a Senior Consultant to the New Jersey Department of Education to support persistently dangerous schools and worked with counseling departments to develop programs and behavioral supports for students from vulnerable populations as a part of the Rutgers Somerset project. In addition, Dr. Jean-Pierre has provided leadership development at the Wharton School of Executive Education, A.K. Rice Institute for the study of social systems and University of Pennsylvania. Moreover, he has provided therapy to Youth and Families at the Mental Health provider, Supreme Consultants. Dr. Jean-Pierre received his Doctorate of Psychology at Rutgers University in Organizational Psychology with concentrations in Community and Sport Psychology. He received his Master degrees from CUNY Brooklyn College in Industrial Organizational Psychology and at Stony Brook University (SBU) in Human Resource Management. He holds a B.A. from SBU in Psychology and a minor in International Studies. Dr. Jean Pierre’s research interests include school transformation, identity and schooling, transformative leadership, inter-group relations and working with multiple school stakeholders, and systemic organizational change in schools.


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