Staff Attorney, Campaign for Quality Education
Jadine is a Staff Attorney in the Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track Campaign and the Campaign for Quality Education. Prior to joining Advancement Project, Jadine worked for over four years at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Alabama. At SPLC, Jadine litigated several civil rights actions, including one in Mobile, Ala. that resulted in a settlement agreement that reduced the number of suspendable offenses, increased supervision of school administrators’ suspension decisions, and required mandatory training for school staff on discipline policies and alternatives to suspension. While at SPLC, Jadine also represented students in school suspension, expulsion and special education hearings. Jadine is passionate about using a multitude of tools, including litigation, policy, research, community advocacy and education, to advocate for and alongside students and families.
Jadine is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown, Jadine served as a student-attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, a student-teacher in the Street Law Clinic, and an editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.
Before law school, Jadine served as a Policy Associate at the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, DC and as a teacher at the School of Hope in Cape Town, South Africa.
*Jadine is admitted in Alabama.