Director of Strategic Integration
As Director of Strategic Integration for Shine Early Learning, Brenda is responsible for providing overall support to a team of education and social services leadership staff to ensure a smooth and successful transition and implementation of all startup aspects of Shine Early Learning’s education and family engagement approach. Innovative and motivational, Brenda has over 10 year’s leadership experience in the human services sector including child welfare, comprehensive community health care, and early childhood education. Brenda was appointed to the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission in February 2016 by Governor Hutchinson and has also served as a Field Instructor with the University of Arkansas School of Social Work. A licensed certified Social Worker, Brenda holds a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University and a master of science in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington.