Michelle Jarney

Michelle Jarney
Vice President, Leadership Coaching Services

Michelle joined NYC Leadership Academy in 2004 and now serves as the organization’s Vice President of Leadership Coaching Services. As the designer of NYCLA’s signature coaching model, Michelle is responsible for the implementation of direct service programs as well as capacity building for clients seeking to develop in-house expertise.  Michelle develops, supports, and supervises NYCLA’s cadre of expert coach practitioners. She also brings her extensive experience as a curriculum designer, facilitator and consultant to a range of leadership development initiatives in districts throughout the country.

Prior to her work with NYC Leadership Academy, Michelle was the Director of Education for the Union Square Partnership. In that capacity, she developed an award-winning, public-private partnership that leveraged the resources of the private sector to support NYC public school students through innovative enrichment programs and career readiness opportunities.

Michelle holds an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA from Union College in Schenectady, NY