Executive director, manny cantor center

Jamie Davidson-Craig is Executive Director of the Manny Cantor Center, Educational Alliance’s flagship community center. As such, she oversees MCC’s varied programs and services and it’s mission to be a living laboratory for the values of inclusion, diversity, and community.

Jamie is a seasoned educator and organizational leader. She founded New York City Charter School of the Arts in the fall of 2016, establishing the first arts-based charter middle school in Manhattan. Prior to founding her school, Jamie worked as a curriculum specialist and reading teacher at Charter Schools in the Bronx and Brooklyn. 

Jamie earned her BA in Comparative Literature from Barnard College with New York State certification in Secondary ELA, and completed a Master’s degree in Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She proudly serves on the board of Project Basta, whose mission is to create a bridge of opportunity between employers and first-generation college-goers.