Our Team

JPS Solutions is committed to helping you build better futures for children and youth. Since 2002, JPS Solutions has helped schools, school districts and educational nonprofit organizations succeed. Our people are practitioners with years of experience in K-12 education and in providing sound advice and service to educators.

JPS Solutions helps organizations build programs that improve the lives of children. JPS Solutions has raised more than $60 million in federal, state and private grants for school districts, charter schools and nonprofit organizations, and it has designed and overseen several federally-funded education reform initiatives including 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Community Technology Center programs for school districts and nonprofit organizations, the Partnership for Innovation in Compensation in Charter Schools.(PICCS) and the national Network for Independent Charter Schools.

Meet our executive team

Frank San Felice

Frank San Felice has over 45 years of experience in education. For more than 10 years, he was Program Director of several federally-funded programs including five federal Teacher Incentive Fund-supported programs in New York and New Jersey and the national Network of Independent Charter Schools. He has helped community leaders and organizations design charter school programs and prepare successful charter school applications. He has also helped charter schools work with their authorizers to amend their charters and have their charters renewed.

Frank was instrumental in the development of several successful federal Community Technology Center grant proposals and was a primary developer of two successful federal “Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology” grants awarded to major universities. He has served as an evaluator of several federal grants awarded to nonprofit organizations and public school districts and has advised public school districts, charter schools and educational nonprofit organizations on a broad range of educational and administrative topics.

For 12 years, Frank served as the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services for a New York State Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). He has been a social studies teacher, academic department chairperson, middle school administrator and special project director. While at BOCES, he was the primary architect and lead administrator for numerous competitive projects funded by state and federal grant programs as well as by NYNEX/Bell Atlantic (Verizon) and IBM. He has designed and coordinated numerous professional development projects as well as local and statewide educational conferences. He was instrumental in the design, development, implementation and operation of one of the first distance learning networks in New York State, and he was part of the team that evaluated the $50 million New York State Diffusion Fund.

Frank was a Trustee of the NY Center for Autism Charter School and has served as President of the Dutchess County YMCA.

Wayne Jones

Wayne D. Jones specializes in program development, grant writing, strategic planning, charter school development, legal/government compliance and program evaluation. Wayne wrote or co-wrote proposals that secured more than $70 million in grants and government contracts for public school districts, charter schools and educational not-for-profit organizations. He oversaw the development of grant proposals that secured more than $50 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Incentive Fund. He also designed and secured $3 million in federal funding for a national initiative to support independent, non-networked community-based charter schools.

Wayne has worked extensively with community-based charter school developers and operators to establish innovative charter schools and interact effectively with their charter school authorizers. He has overseen the development of charter school applications that were approved by a variety of charter authorizers. Wayne also worked with several charter schools to secure full and unencumbered charter renewals—including a “last-chance” high school for at-risk students who have failed or dropped out of school, a military-themed high school for at-risk youth run in partnership with the U.S. Navy and the Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy I.

Wayne has helped public school districts, charter schools and nonprofit organizations design after-school programs and secure federal and state funding to support them. He designed and conducted program evaluations for numerous federally-supported educational programs including 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs, Community Technology Centers, magnet schools, Carol White Physical Education programs, federal counseling grant programs, Safe Schools initiatives and programs to support English Language Learners.

Wayne also oversaw a federal grant-supported educational blog, and he designed and oversaw an online “hotline” that provided fast, accurate and targeted information and advice to K-12 educators.

In addition, Wayne helped more than 40 faith-based and community-based organizations, public housing resident organizations and local chapters of national nonprofit in New York City, Buffalo (NY), Long Island (NY), Albany (NY) and Boston become state-approved Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers.

A graduate of Northwestern University and Yale Law School, Wayne has more than 25 years of experience helping public school districts, charter schools and nonprofit organizations. In the 1990s, he was Vice President of a political consulting firm that advised and raised funds for the campaigns of national elected officials. In this capacity, Wayne worked with elected officials from both major parties to support educational initiatives.

Art Pritchard

Dr. Arthur H. Pritchard has more than 46 years of experience in higher education, nonprofit, public school, and charter school project management, including education and programming and evaluation. He is an expert in strategic planning, team-building, school safety, violence prevention programming, including bullying, and Board of Trustees development.

Dr. Pritchard taught at the college level for 28 years. During that time, he developed and managed 14 Eisenhower Grant-funded programs for college-school district partnerships and two federal FIPSE school violence prevention grants.  He assisted universities and school districts in the development and evaluation of strategic plans, Comprehensive District Education Plans, professional development plans and grant-funded academic initiatives. He secured two major U.S. Department of Education grants for model drug prevention programs. He co-designed the Dutchess Scholars Program for gifted and talented high school students, and he created the Dutchess Academy for Environmental Science, and he has developed adventure-based experiential education programs for adults and youths.  He also served as a trainer for the Northeast Regional Center for Schools and Communities.  During his teaching and administration experience at Dutchess Community College, he created and implemented a series of adventure and cultural experiential education experiences, based on training with Outward Bound, Inc. and the National Leadership School (NOLS), which he became an instructor.  He also successfully obtained and facilitated a federal Carol White Physical Education project.

Since co-founding JPS Solutions in 2000, his work has focused on direct support for public schools and charter schools in support of the production of their annual Consolidated Applications for federal Entitlement funding.  He has facilitated or co-facilitated the creation of several successful charter school applications, and renewals, along with annual reports, including Accountability Plan Progress Reports.   He has participated in several federal grant-funded programs including multiple Teacher Incentive Grant projects and the national Network of Independent Charter Schools.

For the past six years he has been instrumental in the creation of an educational support program, which is being implemented at the Universidad Del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile, and the transfer of “Data Culture” characteristics and procedures for the community of Colina, Chile.  He has also developed a School Certification procedure for Chilean schools, which ensures their operations conform to ten standards of quality, and has created and presented the CEI Distinguished Program Award to Bertait College in Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile.

Currently, he serves as a member of the Imagine Me Leadership Charter School in Brooklyn New York and has served as a trustee on three boards of education for a total of 20 years: (1) Rhinebeck (NY) Central School District Board of Education; (2) Dutchess County (NY) BOCES Board of Education; (3) The Hyde Park (NY) Central School District.  On those boards, he served as President and Vice President in addition to being an elected member.