Staff Leadership

Payal Seth

Senior Vice President of Family Programming

Payal Seth is the Vice President of Second Generation Programming at Jeremiah Program. She is a pragmatic, accomplished, and equity-focused education leader with 18 years of progressive experience with children from birth through high school. She brings proven skills in creating and setting organizational vision, as well as developing, implementing, and supervising the organization’s programming that centers all children’s developmental and educational needs. She has trained and coached thousands of teachers and leaders through exceptional professional learning across various ages, grades, and roles.

Prior to joining JP, Payal was the Vice President of Special Services at Achievement First, a nonprofit organization that managed over 40 schools in the Northeast. For nine years, she oversaw programs for special education, mental health, bilingual, and multilingual education. Through her leadership, the organization successfully served a more comprehensive range of students while helping to increase achievement as well. Over her classroom career, both in traditional public and charter schools, Payal taught and supported children of various ages and developmental stages in Detroit, the Bronx, Chicago, and Newark. She loves observing when a student learns something new or begins to hit their stride.

Payal earned a master’s degree in early childhood education and special education from Lehman College and a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from the University of Michigan.