Jean A. Laupus

Laupus first began working with CFE in the fall of 2006 overseeing the organization’s move from midtown to its current location in the Wall Street area. In February 2008, Laupus joined CFE’s staff as Director of Special Projects.

Prior to joining CFE, Laupus served as the parent coordinator at PS 183, the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Manhattan. Beginning in 2003 with the position’s introduction as a key element of the Department of Education’s “Children First” reform initiative, Laupus quickly became recognized as the school’s “go-to” person for parents and staff alike. Working closely with the principal and teaching staff, Laupus organized and lead workshops for parents on subjects ranging from test prep to helping with homework to the new sex education curriculum, managed a re-launch of the school’s website, and produced the bulk of the school’s communication materials, including weekly newsletters, first day packets and family handbooks. The experience affirmed Laupus’ belief in the transformative power of a good education and the critical need for every school to have adequate funding to provide its students with the support they need to learn.

Laupus began her professional career in financial public relations, followed by a three year stint as Director of Marketing for the American importer of a luxury French product. A desire to be her own boss, led her to the world of television commercial production and a busy career as a New York City-based freelance line producer. Over a period of 15 years, Laupus produced commercials for a wide variety of local, national and international products and services.

A graduate of Duke University, Laupus is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Baruch College School for Public Affairs. Laupus is the proud parent of a New York City public school student.