DIRECTOR OF GROWTH STRATEGY
Jess Simmons is the Director of Business Development at LENA and is thrilled work with organizations across the country to support parents, children, and communities in closing the achievement gap. She brings over 12 years of experience in leadership, fundraising, partnership development, program operations, and systems design to her work.
In her recent past, Jess helped Reading Partners grow from 8 locations to over 15 locations nationally, and oversaw the launch of program development in the Rocky Mountains for Outward Bound. Jess has regularly consulted with local and national organizations on how to build systems, scale operations, and increase impact. From her experience as a classroom teacher in North Carolina, she knows firsthand how important it is for children and parents to have access to resources and tools that enable them to reach their fullest potential. Jess was a Presidential Fellow at Guilford College. She graduated with a BA in Multi-Cultural Curriculum Development and a Master of Science, Social Change Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and the Wharton School of Business. She gives back in a number of ways including currently serving on the board of Re:Vision in Southwest Denver.
Follow/Connect with Jess here: https://twitter.com/jsimmonsLENA