CPS Welcomes New Director of Advancement and Trustees

Community Partnership School recently appointed Deana Frank as Director of Advancement.

Frank joins CPS after serving as director of development for Mural Arts Philadelphia. A Baltimore native, Frank led the launch of the BIC Educational Foundation, served as director of the Elijah Cummings Youth Program and managed a city-wide college scholarship and grant program for the CollegeBound Foundation.

She is a member of the LEADERSHIP Philadelphia Class of 2020, and serves on the board of trustees of Samuel Ready Scholarships Inc., and the Philadelphia Black Giving Circle.

Frank holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

In addition, the Community Partnership School announced the addition of six new members to its board of trustees:

Sherry Coleman – Ms. Coleman is a Partner and Senior Manager of Retained Search – Independent, Charter, and Higher Education at Storbeck, Pimental & Associates in Media, PA. Ms. Coleman is an expert in educational leadership and has extensive experience with independent schools in the Delaware Valley.

Jocelyn Hillman – Ms. Hillman is returning to the Board of Trustees to serve as Board Chair Emeritus.  She has worked tirelessly for more than 15 years to help CPS realize its vision, and served as a founding member of the Board of Trustees, and later as Board Chair.  Beginning in 2014, Ms. Hillman led efforts resulting in CPS’ relocation to a new building and positioned the School for broadened impact.  CPS’ growth over time is very much the result of Ms. Hillman’s unwavering and influential leadership.

Carolyn Korman Jacobs – Ms. Jacobs returns to the CPS Board of Trustees having previously served, while also being an active classroom volunteer.  Ms. Jacobs is also a Partner in Korman Ventures, as well as a certified yoga instructor with Always Flex!

Rebecca Lehr – Ms. Lehr is a Math Coach and Consultant with the Philadelphia School District, bringing with her multicultural approaches to a 21st-century classroom.

Thomas Needham – Mr. Needham is the Headmaster of Hill Top Preparatory School in Bryn Mawr, a day school serving students with diagnosed learning disabilities.  Mr. Needham has previously served as a trustee of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools, founded the Heads of Small Schools Association – Delaware Valley, and served as a consultant for various museums across the U.S. on training and accessibility for children with learning differences.

Kimberly Wilson – Ms. Wilson is the Hand Hygiene Program Manager at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is a Community Partnership School parent.  Ms. Wilson is also a member of The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and has previously served as a Board Member of The Brewerytown/Sharswood Community Civic Association.