CC Prep Hires First CEO

Washington, DC

For Immediate Release


After a rigorous search, Community College Preparatory Public Charter School is pleased to name Jason C. Lody as its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


Lody comes to CC Prep as a seasoned educator and school leader who has served as a member of the founding teams of several high performing DC charter schools.  In addition to his work in DC, Lody has worked in school reform initiatives nationally overseeing school and district turnaround efforts in Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, and Florida.  Most recently, he led turnaround efforts at a private school in Fairfax County, Virginia.  Prior to his work in DC Charter Schools, Lody was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department and served as a patrol officer in the 6th district where he was a recipient of a crime reduction award as a result of his use of community policing.


“We are so excited to invite Mr. Lody into the CCPA family.  He brings an incredible array of experience which we are confident will support us in streamlining administrative processes while providing the highest level of service to our Adult Learners.”


Lody assumed the role of CEO on April 1, 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic.  He has begun work immediately to assure the highest caliber of services and support is provided to CC Prep students and staff as well as identifying ways to deliver rigorous academic content through remote learning opportunities. 


“As the founding Executive Director and current President and Chief Advocacy Officer for CC Prep, I am both excited and reassured by Mr. Lody’s appointment. Having been engaged in the selection process, I am aware of how his unique strengths and experience raised his visibility in a field of talented candidates. I look forward to working with him and supporting his efforts as we prepare for the next stages of our organization’s growth and development as an Adult Charter that focuses on 21st century strategies to bridge college and careers for our adult students”


 “I am honored to have been chosen to become part of CC Prep’s history in serving as the first CEO of the organization and look forward to helping grow our school program and community partnerships in collaboration with the Board and our Chief Advocacy Officer,” said Lody.  “I am committed to the mission of CC Prep and share in the Board’s excitement for what the future holds which includes the building of a new school facility and expansion of program opportunities for all of our current and future students.”


CC Prep was started in 2013 as a blended learning, secondary bridge program for adults who needed a high school diploma, college readiness skills and / or workforce skills necessary to compete in DC’s constantly changing workforce skills environment. In other words, CC Prep has to create individuals with the capacity to be lifelong learners. As the demands of the workforce environment change, CC Prep has changed and will continue to do so in order to make the best use of education as a tool to support workforce development in the 21st century.


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