School Leaders


Shradha M. Patel

Ms. Patel previously served as Principal and Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at Roxbury Prep Lucy Stone. Prior to this, she was the Middle Academy Director at Excellence Boys Charter School, also part of Uncommon Schools, in Brooklyn, NY. Before moving to New York, Shradha served as the 8th Grade History Teacher, Enrichment Coordinator, and Graduate Services Coordinator for 6 years at Roxbury Prep’s Mission Hill campus. Shradha received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Brown University and a Masters’ Degree in History from Tufts University.


Eliza Jackson
Co-Director of Operations
Before joining Roxbury Prep, Ms. Jackson spent time working in Financial Services at Bloomberg in NYC. Almost four years ago, she transitioned to LPOH (an Uncommon Elementary School) in Brooklyn to teach 4th grade Special Education. After moving to Boston last year as the Director of Special Projects of RPHS, Ms. Jackson is looking forward to growing the high school this year! She is a graduate of Connecticut College with a BA in English and of Columbia University Teachers College with a MA in Curriculum Development and Teaching.  


Catherine Gillespie
Co-Director of Operations
Prior to joining Uncommon at Roxbury Prep High School, Catherine received her MBA at MIT Sloan. Prior to her graduate degree, she worked at IBM as a product manager. Over the years, she focused her extracurricular around volunteering through high school tutoring and mentoring programs before making the career change into education. Catherine holds a B.S. in Marketing and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame.