Meet the Team
A native South Carolinian from Orangeburg, Vanity Jenkins is buoyed by her deep ties to her native state and Midwestern roots. Vanity spent her formative years in Coralville, Iowa while her father was in school pursuing his MFA at The University of Iowa. She has been guided by a lifelong commitment to equity for children in underserved communities. A graduate of Rutgers University, she has served as a classroom teacher, 5th-8th grade level reading specialist, teacher coach, and senior leader for the South Carolina region of Teach For America during which she led her teams to outpace national goals by over 30%. Additionally, she holds an M. Ed. in elementary education. Vanity is bolstered by the hope that the work she does will one day lead to the dismantlement of systems of oppression and that there will exist a world in which all children and communities thrive. Vanity Jenkins previously served as the Senior Managing Director of Culturally Relevant Design for Teaching Trust, an organization that works to develop school leadership teams, principals, and executive directors in Dallas, TX.
Director of Operations
Ashley Felts has lived in the Cincinnati area for the past six years. She started her career in education as an AmeriCorps member during her tenure at Hampton University. She currently holds a Master’s Degree from Northern Kentucky University and is in pursuit of her Ed.D from the University of Dayton. She has experience working in K-12 and Higher Ed spaces to focus on youth development and equip students with the knowledge and resources to reach their full leadership capacity. Ashley considers herself to be a lifelong learner and continuously seeks opportunities to expand her worldview to help build equitable education systems for under-resourced communities. She enjoys traveling to spend time with her friends and family.
Tania Boh is a first-grade teacher who loves to share her passion for education with children. Tania earned her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in pre-law at the University of Dayton. She was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon and her first language were French. She loves spending time with her family, including her one sister and three brothers. Some of Tania’s hobbies include finding new foods to try, listening to podcasts, and drawing. She looks forward to being involved in our students’ journey during their time at Citizens of the World.
Jennifer Jensen is excited to be back in the classroom after spending several years as an administrator at Cincinnati Country Day School. She received her undergraduate degree in Child Development at Sacramento State University and her Master's in Elementary Education from Walden University. She believes every child is shaped by the world they live in and the people who surround them. When inspired, taught, loved, and mentored children have the potential to become their best selves.
Barbara Charlton is a native resident of Cincinnati and comes to us with a myriad of experiences. She grew up in the Avondale area and attended Hughes High School. She spent the majority of her career in the nursing industry and has always had a passion for helping others. Serving in multiple roles her patients described her as compassionate, warm, funny, and loving. Ms. Charlton’s love for children extends beyond her home and into the classroom as she nurtures and educates the whole child- focusing particularly on character development, foundational skills, and inciting a love of learning.
I have been involved in education for twenty years in varying capacities. I started out in early childhood classrooms and eventually became involved in Montessori education while living in San Diego. After having my son, I started doing administrative work for a nonprofit in Covington Kentucky. There we served a number of child care centers focused on providing high quality care to underserved families. We also ran a teacher training program preparing adults to become Montessori teachers. My most recent experience was running a small Montessori school in Cincinnati.
Over the years I have developed a passion for serving children and families and believe that in many ways, educating children is one of the best ways to enrich people’s lives. I have a nine year old son who attends Sands Montessori. In my free time I enjoy running, reading and socializing with family and friends. I am a resident of Madisonville and couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the team of Citizens of World charter school. I am excited to learn, serve and grow right in my own backyard!