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Jasmia Fowler

Educator | KIPP Chicago

"Through education, I envision a space where scholars stand firm in their beliefs, move boldly to break down barriers and eradicate prevalent stereotypes, and act on their passion. This is only possible when schools, such as Catalyst Maria, are thoughtful in how we extract the potential that is already within scholars and not perpetuate systemic injustices that can so easily infiltrate practices and structures."


Undergraduate Degree: Howard University, '10

Fun fact: I started swing dancing in 4th grade. Swing dancing makes your soul happy. Try it! 

Jasmia Fowler is a proud product of Maywood, Illinois where she graduated top of her class from Proviso East High School. She matriculated to Howard University where she studied Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Community Development. Her heart was drawn to education through her time as a Teach for America corps member in Chicago. 

Jasmia has been fortunate to serve in various capacities in education. Beginning her career as a high school special education teacher, Fowler transitioned to roles such as special education department chair and case manager. She soon realized that she had a deeper desire to make a greater impact as a school leader. From 2014-2015, she studied the intricacies of school leadership and received her Masters of Education in School Leadership from Harvard University School of Education. In 2015, she rejoined Catalyst Maria High School as the Assistant Principal. At the end of the 2015-16 school year, it was with great honor and privilege that Fowler was named Principal of Catalyst Maria High School. Rest assured that she is committed to not only continuing the school’s mission and drive for excellence but also working collaboratively with all stakeholders to build a rigorous and fun school community. Jasmia’s passion is to illuminate the beauty in the identities and voices of her scholars as they prepare to tackle the world’s challenges. 

Jasmia is an active member of Progressive Baptist Church, Glappitnova Global Committee and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.