Jeffrey Emenecker, Board Co-Chair
Jeffrey Emenecker oversees all aspects of Decision Street, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in both entrepreneurial and corporate roles to bear for clients every day. He has served in a variety of capacities across finance, marketing and analytics consulting over his career. Decision Street is Jeffrey’s second startup – his first was SRI Analytics, an analytics consulting firm where he served as an executive in client services and business development. He helped lead SRI through 3 years of rapid growth, culminating in a successful acquisition by Aspen Marketing Services in 2005. At Aspen, he served as President of the analytics consulting group until forming Decision Street in late 2007. Earlier in his career, Jeffrey spent several years at Bellsouth Telecommunications where he helped develop and launch their CRM program and implemented their first ROI measurement program. While at BellSouth, he also gained valuable marketing perspective in both managing large cross-product promotions and product marketing. Jeffrey holds an MBA in Finance from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and a BBA in Accounting from Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Jeffrey resides in Atlanta with his wife Patty and twins Christian and Siena.
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Jen spent most her life in and around the Atlanta area. She earned a B.S. in Early Childhood Education with Minors in Spanish and Psychology from the University of Georgia. Following her studies at UGA, she moved to New Zealand where she taught for a year in a progressive public charter school. There she was trained in student-directed and inquiry-based learning strategies, empowering students of all abilities to take ownership of their educational journeys.
In addition to teaching in New Zealand, she also has experience in HeadStart Preschool, elementary special education, 1:1 academic tutoring, and an internship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, shadowing the Academic Coordinator to help students with brain injuries transition back into school. She was one of Cloverleaf’s founding teachers and served as the teacher representative on the Cloverleaf Board of Directors from 2012-2015.
Jen made the transition into school leadership as she earned a M.Ed. in Urban Teacher Leadership from Georgia State University. She has recently obtained her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. She is passionate about student and teacher empowerment, school culture and development, and issues of equity and social justice.
At Cloverleaf, Jen has managed operations for the past two school years. She also established a growth-oriented teacher coaching program for instructional improvement, and she led a student-centered learning and assessment initiative to improve student outcomes. She launched a Parent Communication Task Force to design a school communication plan collaboratively with input from key stakeholders. Jen is committed to growing Cloverleaf into one of Atlanta’s top special education schools.
Outside of Cloverleaf, Jen enjoys photography, traveling, rock climbing, yoga, crafty projects, live music, and spending time outdoors with her husband and her dog Ari (who also happens to be our Cloverleaf School Therapy Dog!).
Eric Philleo, Board Secretary/COO
Elise Albrecht, Lead Middle School Teacher
Elise grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Denison University in 2006 with majors in English Literature and Education, as well as a minor in French. For the past two years, Elise has worked at The Howard School in kindergarten, 6th and 7th grades, and summer academic enrichment programs. She is trained in Singapore Math, Habits of Mind, Positive Discipline, and Read & Write Gold. At the Howard School, Elise founded a Chess Club for middle school students and also taught summer dance enrichment classes. Prior to working at The Howard School, Elise was a Program Director for Jumpstart, a national early childhood literacy non-profit that prepares preschoolers from low-income families for kindergarten by partnering them with trained college student volunteers. At Jumpstart, Elise ran many new and developing programs, and she has extensive experience with service learning program development, community and family outreach, volunteer management, and curriculum design. Working at Jumpstart brought Elise close to the challenges of many underserved Atlanta neighborhoods and schools, and she is committed to engaging students in projects that help them understand how to be good stewards of their communities.
Elise has also been a ballet dancer since a young age and enjoys connecting movement to learning across all subject areas. She is an avid reader and writer, and this love of literacy in and out of the classroom led her to begin her M.Ed. in Literacy this spring through Lesley University. She will also earn a concentration in arts integration, which is a foundation of her approach to lesson planning. In her spare time, Elise enjoys spending time with her family, including her dog Kinsey.