Dean of Mental Health, Harriet Tubman Charter School, Blue Campus
Joined the Team in 2014
Dr. Jennifer Baudy is the Dean of Mental Health at Harriet Tubman Charter School. In this role, she works in tandem with staff members, families, and community partners to promote student success and well-being. She supports the Mental Health team, Nurse’s Office, and oversees the development and implementation of social-emotional initiatives, supportive programming, and therapeutic services.
Jennifer has more than 10 years of experience working in public and private schools, as well as community-based agencies. Her experience includes providing clinical services as a licensed social worker, nonprofit administration, program development, and conducting social-emotional workshops for service organizations.
Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she double majored in history and Afro- & African-American studies. While in St. Louis, Jennifer became passionate about youth development as she volunteered in area public schools. Her growing interest in the intersectionality of youth empowerment, education, and community service led her to pursue a Master in Social Work degree from The Ohio State University, with a concentration in administration.
After relocating to New Orleans in 2009, Jennifer served as a guidance counselor at a local school and developed its first supportive services program. She joined the Tubman team in 2014 as a social worker and continued to promote student achievement and social growth, as well as build effective partnerships with community stakeholders. In 2018, Jennifer earned a Doctorate of Social Work from Tulane University, with a research interest in school social work practice.