Nia Jacobs: Executive Director

Nia Jacobs

Brookline, MA – Nia Jacobs has been selected as Executive Director of Steps to Success, Inc. (STS), an organization that promotes educational equity by working with students from low-income families in Brookline and supporting their educational journey to maximize life choices.

Jacobs brings more than 20 years of experience working in education. Her most recent position was Director of Equity, Belonging and Community Life at Charles River School, and prior to that, she was an Academic Dean at Dana Hall School. As an experienced leader in school operations management and equity-based initiatives, her experience will be crucial in maintaining the quality of STS’s current programming while also exploring opportunities for program expansion, increasing fundraising capacity, and enhancing STS’s reputation as a model program and leader in educational equity.

At Charles River School, Jacobs was responsible for the planning and implementation of the school’s equity and inclusion initiatives across all areas of the school and evaluating program outcomes. As Academic Dean of the Dana Hall School, she developed and reviewed the curriculum for grades 5–12 as well as the School’s academic policies.

During her career in education, Jacobs has also served as a Teacher Mentor for the Harvard Graduate School of Education and taught U.S. History at both Buckingham Browne and Nichols School (BB&N) and Beaver Country Day School.

Steps to Success Inc. (STS) promotes equity for students from low-income families in Brookline by expanding their horizons, building on their skills, and supporting their educational journey to maximize life choices. By focusing on closing the opportunity gap for students in Brookline from 3rd grade through college graduation, STS prepares an average of 300 students annually to succeed through after-school and summer enrichment, career readiness, and college preparation and persistence programs. For more information, visit