Staff Spotlight

Jodi Jones




Jodi Jones


Chief Executive Officer

What did you do prior to IEM?

I have spent my career building, expanding and managing California based charter schools. Some of the schools I have had the pleasure of working with are: Natomas Charter School, Gateway Community Charters, Twin Rivers Charter School, The Learning Choice Academy, Golden Valley Charter School, Redding School of the Arts and IEM Charter Schools.

How long have you been with IEM?

I have worked with IEM for a total of 6 years. I worked for IEM many years ago in the IT department and returned in December of 2017

Where did you grow up?

Placerville, CA

Where do you live?

Carmichael, California

What areas do you serve for IEM?

Overseeing school and business operations, building external school relations and working to ensure parents choice continues in California.

What do you think is/are the best thing(s) about IEM?

The common passion for parent choices in education.

What is your favorite read aloud book?

Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

What is your dream summer vacation?

Swimming with whale sharks or cycling around Ireland.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Laughing, scuba diving, golf, and hanging out with my dog Max.

What is something interesting about yourself that many people might not know?

I attended El Dorado High School and graduated as an honor roll student.  When I got to college, I found that I could not get through my classes. The reading requirements were overwhelming and I could not remember what I had read in order to pass my exams. This was devastating as I had dreamed of being the first college graduate in my family.  After two years of academic struggle, I was diagnosed with a reading/comprehension learning disability.  I thought, "How could this happen? I was such a great student in high school!"  The homework and project-based learning format in high school did not translate to the collegiate format of independent reading and testing. I was so frustrated and as hard as I tried, I could not get good grades.  Because I had received a volleyball scholarship, I kept going through college, but was unable to finish - until I found University of Phoenix.  As you may recall from many years ago, there weren't options for online university learning or alternative collegiate options.  Back then, this was a new approach to the college experience.  Needless to say, I graduated with a B.S. in Information Systems and most importantly, I learned so much and made friends that I still converse with today.  I believe we all learn a little differently.  I am just so grateful that we live in a time where alternative educational options are available.

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4535 Missouri Flat Road, Suite 1A Placerville, CA 95667

Counties Served

San Benito
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
San Mateo




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