founder, CMPP magnet

About the founder of the cmpp magnet

Pat Jenkins

Patricia Jenkins founded the CMPP magnet program at Skyline High School. Her vision, inspiration, and leadership created a truly exceptional educational experience for students unlike any other high school program in the nation.


Education: Dartmouth College-Bachelor of Arts; University of Michigan-Master, Public Policy; University of Michigan-Master, Urban Planning; University of Michigan-Bachelor, Education.

Professional Experience: Financial Analyst (New York State Financial Control Board), Management Analyst and Executive Assistant to the Commissioner (New York City Department of General Services), Local Public Television Host (NYC), Director of Transportation Planning (Essex County Planning Department), Management Consultant (Patricia D Jenkins Consulting), Prospect Research Coordinator (Development Office, Eastern Michigan University), Business Owner.

Volunteer Experience: Ann Arbor Housing Policy Board, Vincent York's Jazzistry

Other Experience: Video Production and Video Editing Training, Professional Development in Differentiated Instruction, Model High Schools and Magnet Schools of America, AP Economics and Congress in the Classroom

Awards: Washtenaw County Distinguished Teacher of the Year (2018), Celebration of Excellence for Innovation (Ann Arbor Public Schools), Outstanding Educator Award (University of Chicago)