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In the news: Jamella Lee

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In the news: Jamella Lee
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Jamella Lee, chief people officer at Jumpstart for Young Children, was appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care. As a member of the board, Lee will work to set policies and regulations related to early education and care.

“I feel very humbled and honored to have been considered to serve in this capacity,” said Lee. “It is another opportunity to positively support our precious children.”

A former school administrator and elementary school teacher with a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Lee has vast experience working to advance educational opportunities for young children of all backgrounds. Lee’s professional and academic experience also includes a tenure managing the Clinton Democracy Fellowship at City Year and a law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

The Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care, an 11-member body that meets 10 times per year, sets policies and regulations related to early education and care programs and services in the Commonwealth. Members include an early education and care teacher, an early education and care provider, a parent, a pediatrician, a business representative and an expert in evaluation and assessment of preschools.

Jumpstart for Young Children is a national organization based in Boston advancing equitable early learning outcomes for young children in underserved communities. Jumpstart’s proven evidence-based curriculum serves thousands of children across 14 states and Washington, D.C., and has trained over 45,000 college students and community volunteers to deliver high-quality early childhood education programming.

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