Director of Strategic Integrations
Motivated to combat poverty in communities across the country, Jesse began his career in early childhood education with the Office of Head Start in Washington, D.C. Serving as a staff assistant, project manager, and program specialist, Jesse provided high-level support and guidance to all 12 Head Start Regional Offices and facilitated the transition of over 50 grants across those regions. Most recently, Jesse spent the last 3 years working with a grantee in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa Educare. Operating in progressive roles such as School Director, Assistant Director, and Project Manager, Jesse gained significant insight into the challenges, successes, and realities of folks on the ground. As Director of Strategic Integration for Shine Early Learning, Jesse is responsible for providing overall support to a team to ensure a smooth and successful transition and implementation of all start-up aspects of Shine Early Learning. Jesse has a BS in Justice Systems from Truman State University and an MS in Sociology from Oklahoma State University.