Jerell Blakeley is an experienced former educator and current campaign organizer based in Trenton, NJ. Blakeley secured an academic scholarship to Howard University, where he earned a degree in History. While attending Howard, Blakeley interned at the White House Initiative on HBCUs and the Assistant Secretary of Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the U. S. Department of Education.
Blakeley is also graduate of The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where he earned an Ed.M. in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education as an Eagleton Fellow of Politics and Government. While teaching Civics and History at his high school alma mater, Blakeley was a member of the Trenton Education Association and the NJ Education Association, where he served on the local and county Legislative Action Teams, was selected as one of 50 Emerging Leaders in the NJEA, and was an NJEA Organizational Development Consultant. He serves on the Mercer County Board of Social Services and was recently selected as a 2016 New Leaders Council Fellow.
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