Dr. Cassandra W. Jones began her career as a teacher and progressed through increasingly responsible assignments culminating in the position of Interim Chief Academic Officer for the School District of Philadelphia.
From this assignment, she accepted the position of Chief Academic Officer for the Baltimore City Public System. The theory and praxis acquired during her professional tenures informed her decision to launch Next Step Associates, LLC (NSA).
Through her collaborative leadership, Dr. Jones has branded NSA with a proven reputation for assessing, creating and implementing approaches to building leaders and systems that effectively maximize program and leadership capacity.
In 2015, Next Step Associates, LLC was recognized as one of the fifty top minority businesses in Philadelphia, Pa. and Dr. Cassandra W. Jones was honored as one of the Women of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2014.