Jerome was appointed CEO of PUENTE Learning Center in 2020, after having served as Interim CEO since 2018. A PUENTE employee for over 25 years, Jerome’s previous roles include Chief Operating Officer and Charter School Principal.

As CEO, Jerome has led the sustainable growth of the organization to have an annual operating budget of over $10 million. Some of his other accomplishments include the Charter School expansion to grades TK-5 as well as the seismic upgrade renovation project to make our facility more welcoming for decades to come. In Jerome’s day-to-day leadership, he ensures that PUENTE functions are effective, equitable, and efficient, with decision-making that is evidence-based and community-centered.

Jerome has been recognized for his nonprofit leadership by the Center for Nonprofit Management and the California Council on Economic Education. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.